Well, it’s about that time of year again, Mr. Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday. Happy birthday to the original Richmond goth kid.
Suggested text for celebrating: The Cask of Amontillado (funny, morbid, and also a short read).
And here’s an excerpt from his poem “Alone.”
FROM childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were — I have not seen
As others saw — I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I lov’d, I lov’d alone.