Day 15 — National Blog Posting Month. A little more about Edgar Allen Poe cadence. Besides Eldorado, my other favorite to read was The Bells. By read, I mean read aloud. I must have been around ten years old and would sit cross-legged in the den.  I’d start off slow but when I reached the third stanza I went wild!

In a clamorous appealing to the mercy of the fire,
In a mad expostulation with the deaf and frantic fire,
Leaping higher, higher, HIGHER……..!!!

Armanen runes

Armanen runes

 

It took me awhile to learn how to pronounce “expostulation” and even longer to know why the heck that word was even there anyway!

Keeping time, time, time, in a sort of Runic rhyme!

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NOTE:  And the Armanen runes are NOT a clock!

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