Top: Illustration by Arthur Rackham for The Fall of the House of Usher, by Edgar Allan Poe https://youtu.be/dxR9jneRR0w This is a journal, and as such Poe's words hold a special meaning for me. Poe knew about loss, knew how to express it and his pain is cathartic to us still. I don't know why ... Read More about To One in Paradise by Edgar Allan Poe
https://youtu.be/oeLczupjZqA NEAR THE END OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, Irish poet William Butler Yeats became actively involved in magical circles, joining The Golden Dawn, one of the legendary occult societies of the time. Yeats would say that it was a "chief influence upon his thought." Yeats ... Read More about The Fairy Pedant by W.B. Yeats, 1895
https://youtu.be/-MpMZvLHnio Excerpt from from the book "The Story and Song of Black Roderick" AND I BID THEE REMEMBER how the little pale bride was wont to sit upon the mountain and watch the far lights in her father's home quench themselves one by one. So now of how she died shall I ... Read More about Watcher In The Woods by Dora Sigerson Shorter, 1906
https://youtu.be/iZdinztu7aY Ingram wasn't a poet by nature perhaps, but he made a great song lyricist. Colorful, but simple and short, unlike most of the poets of the age. He chose the moment before the Bell Witch first made her appearance to Betsy, when life was sane and magical, in a good ... Read More about Queen of the Haunted Dell, by M.V. Ingram, Authenticated history of the Bell Witch, 1894.
https://youtu.be/hqp_g1-zkQA Edmund Spenser wrote Epithalamion for Elizabeth Boyle, his bride to be as wedding gift. It's an account of their wedding day, from before dawn till late in the night, following the consummation of the marriage. Consisting of 24 stanzas, corresponding to the 24 ... Read More about Poem 19 (from Epithalamion) by Edmund Spenser, 1594