Friday, March 10, 2017

Poe·lka Dot Socks and Black Cats + Poetry Friday

My family and I got to take a quick trip to Richmond, VA (with a day trip to D.C.).
We visited 5 museums and 1 arboretum in 3 days!
(Needless to say, we had 'Disneyland-feet').
One of the museums we visited in RVA was the Poe Museum.









Edgar Allan Poe spent most of his life in Richmond, though he was born in Boston and died in Baltimore. And what a storied life he led!
His quote, "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity" pretty much sums up both his personal life and his writing life.
Inspired by Poe's poetry (and his head), I wrote this  
Poe·lka Dot Socks poem:





















And inspired by the many black cats that wander the Poe Museum grounds (and who were not interested in getting their picture taken), I wrote this haiku:





















Enjoy all the Poetry Friday poems at Today's Little Ditty

18 comments:

  1. Sounds like a wonderful trip! I think I went to that museum as a kid. Love your socks and your poems!

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    1. Thank you, Tabatha! Yes, it is a pretty cool museum, though we weren't allowed to photograph inside. Poe was one strange fella. =)

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  2. These are great, Bridget! ...and so apropoe. Ha! I caught that pun before it darted past! Maybe my luck's improving, too. :)

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    1. Apro·Poe! You are so funny, Michelle! I knew I liked you for a reason. =)

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  3. What fun poems. Poe is a fascinating character to be sure and the museum sounds interesting. Love those socks!

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    1. Thanks, Jama! It was fun to create light-hearted poems based about a pretty morose fella. =)

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  4. What a trip! My DC & Disneyland times with the classes were my biggest walking trips. I get that kind of feet! Love that you got Poe socks, that "Poe-tic appeal", and a glimpse of the black cat, a portent?

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    1. Thanks, Linda! RVA and DC are so full of history that we had to make the most of our weekend there. =)

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  5. Great way to make a Dark American icon into one of humor, rather like Edward Gorey. I never knew the Poe Museum was in Richmond.

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    1. Thanks, Brenda! I think if I spent too much time on Poe's 'dark side' no one would want to read my poems, especially kids. =)

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  6. What fun! A lively little post and clever poetic wordplay. :)

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    1. Thank you, Kat! Wordplay is what I was aiming for. =)

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  7. I like your post and your photos!

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    1. Thank you, Ruth! I like that you visited my post and commented. =)

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  8. That sounds very interesting! I hope to go there one day! :)

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    1. Thank you, Erik! Yes, I highly recommend this museum. Poe was a fascinating man. =)

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  9. I love the Poe socks and the Poe-m! (See what I did there?) I had no idea he lived in Richmond. I'll check that out on our next road trip. Let me know next time your here!

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    1. I did see what you did there, Liz, and I love it! And I will definitely let you know when we head East again... RVA/DC is an amazing area. =)

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