Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Raven

This year the Ravenswod Artwalk is featuring The Raven Project. Artists can submit one piece of art that represents the Raven, which will be displayed during the ArtWalk.

As a former resident of Baltimore, I feel a certain loyalty to Edgar Allen Poe.  When asked about his origins, Poe was fond of saying that he was a Virginian gentleman, but it was in Baltimore that Poe sought refuge when he had feuded with his foster father. It was in Baltimore that Poe found his future wife, Virginia Eliza Clemm, and in Baltimore that he began  his career.  His remains remain in Baltimore’s Westminster Burying Ground at Fayette and Greene Streets.

I always associate the Raven with Poe and so shall submit this image of the poet to the Raven Project.
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadows on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted--nevermore!
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