Few American writers capture the imagination more than Edgar Allen Poe (and few are better suited for Halloween). Boston born to two traveling actors who died early in his life, Poe would lead a life of abject poverty, and what’s more bad luck seemed to follow him everywhere.
Rises the ordinary into infraviolet intermissive bereft of brief
nothing to stamp so I stomp this out
please do not accept under conditions or on any behalf
We lived so well, my nag, and yet this life of ours
Is granted for an instant, just enough to shout.
So now we have to part, for in these final hours
Your eyes have closed, your feet gave out.
Not so much a color but rather a shade, black has probably the most complex symbolism in fashion, analogous only to the color blue.
During the Victorian era black was exclusively the color of mourning and widowhood, demanding not only a strict dress code but a certain etiquette as well
On its surface Poison is a throaty, sensual story, in which Sarah Pinborough uses traditional aspects of the Snow White fairytale, adding as she goes along her own unique characteristics and plot twists to give the reader a story that at once feels familiar while brimming with fresh insights. Beneath the surface, the prose is simple and sharp, and focuses with humanity on issues dealing with psychology, human behavior and motivation, and childhood scars. It is also playfully decrepit and delightfully erotic. Startling, in a tale everyone has read a thousand thousand times, about which we all know every detail, the story feels fresh and never…
Whether it is an abiding love for animals, a desire to get out in nature as often as possible, or perhaps the impulse to dance and sing madly when no one else is watching – everyone has something of the samodiva in their nature.
Ever wonder how you stack up to mythological archetypes? Ever Dreamed of Transforming Yourself? If you haven’t, maybe, just maybe, you should.
Characters in folkloric traditions and myths were not created in a vacuum.
What inspires me as a creator is the story behind a face or an image. I am interested in capturing intimate moments in time, in which man—this solitary soldier of fortune—experiences his own heartbeat and pulse while the whole world around waits motionless and breathless.