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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Poe-etic Smeared and Smudged Member Blog Hop



This month the Smeared and Smudged Forum is celebrating everything Edgar Allen Poe, and our August blog hop is ex-Poe-nentially fabulous!. The challenge was to create a piece inspired by one of Poe's poems.

My entry is called The Moaning and the Groaning of the Bells based on The Bells by Poe.  The poem is below.  Check out all the lovely art works here:


Terra
Tori
Susan S.
Lady Brayton
Black Dragon
Julia
Jane
Windy
Kristy
Lisa
Shell
Candace < that's me
Wendy
Joyce
Monique
Madelein Bouquet
Ike
Vee Cassidy
Sandy
Little Black Kitten
Fiona

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Hear the sledges with the bells -
Silver bells!
What a world of merriment their melody foretells!
How they tinkle, tinkle, tinkle,
In the icy air of night!
While the stars that oversprinkle
All the heavens, seem to twinkle
With a crystalline delight;
Keeping time, time, time,
In a sort of Runic rhyme,
To the tintinnabulation that so musically wells
From the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
From the jingling and the tinkling of the bells.


II

Hear the mellow wedding bells -
Golden bells!
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight! -
From the molten - golden notes,
And all in tune,
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle - dove that listens, while she gloats
On the moon!
Oh, from out the sounding cells,
What a gush of euphony voluminously wells!
How it swells!
How it dwells
On the Future! - how it tells
Of the rapture that impels
To the swinging and the ringing
Of the bells, bells, bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!

11 comments:

  1. Hope everything is okay w/ you?

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    1. Yep! I'm a bit behind in my work, but I'll get on schedule so I can join in the fun!

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  2. Let us know when you get caught up with your work. We'd love to see your piece. I'm glad all is well!

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  3. Candace, your piece is hauntingly beautiful! i love the layers you've created and the imagery is fabulous! Totally worth the wait!
    Cheers!
    Lady B

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  4. Candace, your piece is hauntingly beautiful! i love the layers you've created and the imagery is fabulous! Totally worth the wait!
    Cheers!
    Lady B

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  5. Wow this is hauntingly beautiful. Love the images and colors. It is worth waiting for

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  6. Well worth the wait awesome work
    Hugs xxx

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  7. Wonderful picture. Love the look. Love Edgar.

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