52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Patriarch

When I told a friend of mine what the color challenge was this week, he quoted Poe at me. How do you resist a guy like that?! Anyway, since I had none of my own ideas, I happily took his and ran with it—so this one is dedicated to my literary friend Stewart. I also apologize for the utterly horrible hack job I did of cutting and pasting the verses that were most applicable today. You can read the entire poem in it’s glorious, un-hacked version here.

Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
`’Tis some visitor,’ I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door –
Only this, and nothing more.’

And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me – filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
`’Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door –
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door; –
This it is, and nothing more,’

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Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
`Surely,’ said I, `surely that is something at my window lattice;
Let me see then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore –
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; –
‘Tis the wind and nothing more!’

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door –
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door –
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Edgar Allan Poe, “The Raven”

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Nightgown: {AS} ChantelleChemise Nightgown (on Marketplace)

Hair: Analog Dog lara onyx

Eyes: FASHISM ‘Sunrise’ Eyes – Light Clover Green (ML)

Raven: Flying Pet Raven (on Marketplace)

Furniture:  Royal Purple Bed with Canopy and Candles (on Marketplace)

9 thoughts on “52 Weeks of Color Challenge: Patriarch

  1. Rudhmellowen

    Such a gorgeous idea Eliza… I love the way it seems to fit!!

  2. Ygrey Auer

    Perfecta idea con el cuervo. Romanticism and Patriarch, what a lovely idea!

  3. Nicandra Laval

    Super!!!!!!!! realy super!!! idea and pictures…huge compliments… Greetings Nicandra

  4. Laura18 Streeter

    ….quoth the raven, nevermore 😛

    Great idea! Creative 😛

  5. Anichka Savira

    I love love love EAP and your set up and looks this is fantastic. I love how pretty, soft and yet subtly creepy and haunted this series is. Great job!

  6. bourbiedoll

    “And each separate dying ember wrought it’s ghost upon the floor.”
    Such a haunting poem – I’ve always loved it. You paid a remarkable tribute to it. wtg!!!

  7. Mayala Loon

    great pics in combination with a great poem … thanx for making me read it again … 😉

  8. Alexandra

    great idea!

  9. Veronica Ogleby

    Nice!!!!


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