Saturday, October 17, 2009
Poe Fridays (on Saturday)
Today's selection is the poem, Ulalume. You can read the full text here.
Another ode to a lost love, today's poem has our narrator walking through the crisp October wood, having a rather unique conversation with Psyche (probably representing his inner mind, or soul). He comes upon a tomb, and realizes it is the tomb of his love, Ulalume, whom he buried on that very day one year ago.
This is a great read-aloud poem. It's rhyme scheme is somewhat unusual - I feel like I should know the name, but can't place it. There is a very rhythmic, almost hypnotizing quality about the verse, which lends itself well to being heard. In fact, as a special treat, I found a recording of musician Jeff Buckley reading Ulalume - enjoy!
This is a great read for this time of year!
Poe Fridays is hosted by Kristen at WeBeReading.