|Posted on October 7, 2015 at 3:25 PM||comments (0)|
In honor of today being 166 years since his mysterious death I thought I'd share a post I wrote a few years back to the father of Gothic and Macabre Poetry.
Edgar Allen Poe was quite the poet of his time. He brought the element of horror to poetry and it took off in such a way that hundreds of years later,we still read his work today and it’s still just as good as the day he wrote so long ago. He wrote many poems and short stories of the macabre and because the basis of the horror culture has taken off so much this century that it’s why we welcome him and his greatness to this one. His work of horror was really the first of it’s time, well the first that really became popular that is. Poe inspired not just many writers after him but also more than likely the things in horror today that we have come to love so much. In fact recently works of Poe have been made into a movie which just goes to show you that the old things and new things come together and are just as good as everything else that makes it so.
Many of the poems in The Macabre Masterpiece and many of my other dark poems are all inspired by Poe. He not only stands the test of time but continues to inspire many young writers and poets like myself proving that it doesn't matter how long you've been gone, as long as your works are still very much alive you shall continue to be alive in a sense as well.