~ Happy Birthday Edgar ~

January 19, 1809 ~ October 7, 1849

Excerpt from Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart"

It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain, but, once conceived, it haunted me day and night. Object there was none. Passion there was none. I loved the old man. He had never wronged me. He had never given me insult. For his gold I had no desire. I think it was his eye! Yes, it was this! One of his eyes resembled that of a vulture -- a pale blue eye with a film over it. Whenever it fell upon me my blood ran cold, and so by degrees, very gradually, I made up my mind to take the life of the old man, and thus rid myself of the eye for ever.

Text excerpted from Literature.


Jennifer said...

Happy Birthday indeed! I will raise my glass to you on Saturday Edgar:)

Designs by CK said...

I agree Jen,and will be doing the same! '-)


http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Oh yes! A happy birthday! Where would we be without those hair raising stories?????? Happy Day!

Edgar and Edgar said...

Oooohhhhhhh.....I just LOVE that name.


Designs by CK said...

Hi Vanessa ~ Glad you stopped by my blog! :-)

Hey Kimberlee ~ I had a feeling you would like this one! '-)

Hugs 2 Both of U,

Kahshe Cottager said...

Wow ... Halloween is my favourite holiday! I am off to read more of your posts. Thanks for visiting my blog!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

And Designs by CK is one of my daily doses.
Cheers to Edgar, too.

Kristen Beason Designs said...

Leave it to Chris to find some cool literature! I like your Edgar ACEO :+)

*retro-rudolphs* said...

Happy Birthday to you sir!
Am I the only one who doesn't know very much about Poe?


Designs by CK said...

Jennie ~ Thanks for stopping by, your blog is lovely!

Cathy ~ Aw shucks...I try to visit yours daily too!

Kristen ~ Thanks on the literary vote & on my "Edgar" ACEO!

Lori ~ Thanks for stopping by & Wickipedia is the BEST place to find out more about Poe. '-)

Chris :)

Sandra Evertson said...

Love, love, LOVE the Pumpkin Witch!
The colors are Fabulous!
Sandra Evertson

Designs by CK said...

Hi Sandra,

Thanks SO much on my Pumpkin Witch. That is a really nice compliment coming from you!

Hope you are well...AND boy you sure have a LOT of fans!!! '-)

Have a GREAT & creative week Diva.

Chris :)

Enchanted Productions by Joyce Stahl said...

Hi Chris!

Ah yes! Here's to old Eddy! May his words always give us shivers and inspiration! ;>) (wink*wink)


Designs by CK said...

Thanks Joyce for stopping by and I know right on Eddy?! '-)


Mica said...

I love his work Dark mysteriuos fellow. Hope you are well this fine day. Have a great week. look forward to many more reads by you. Blessings, Mica

Designs by CK said...

Thanks Mica & you too! :)