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COLLEEN’S 2019 #BOOK #REVIEWS – “See A Dream Within: Found “Poe”try Based On The Collected Poetry Works Of Edgar Allan Poe” BY AUTHOR, David Ellis, @TooFullToWrite

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About this Book:

Decades after his poetry and short stories were published in the early to mid 1800’s, we still respect, revere and admire the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, celebrated master of the macabre, suspense and horror.

Within this collection of found poems, David Ellis has examined the collected poetry works of Edgar Allan Poe and crafted new poetry that will move you and inspire you as much as the original works themselves.

In this book, you will find many new ways to appreciate the words of Edgar and his distinguished poetic works, as he influences a passionate poet who is keen to breathe modern day life into his magnificent words.

Poems like The Raven, Annabel Lee, Lenore, A Dream Within A Dream, Alone and many other literary gems are used as foundations that pave the way for a whole different kind of intimate poetic experience that will surprise you time and again.

For Poe fans, this collection is an essential purchase. Edgar Allan Poe may be long gone, but within these pieces, his spirit continues to shine and live on.

David Ellis: Amazon Author Page

MY RECOMMENDATION:

“See A Dream Within,” is a collection of poetry created by the author using a form called “Found Poetry.” That means the existing poems, stories, plays, and other written works by Edgar Allan Poe are the source materials. The author then removed certain words or phrases to create new poetry.

This is a fascinating poetic form. I gained a rare insight into the author’s psyche by reading the new interpretations of Poe’s work.

For me, the best way to experience the differences between the two poems was to read the original works and then to read Ellis’ “found poetry.”

“A Dream,” by EDGAR ALLAN POE

In visions of the dark night 
I have dreamed of joy departed— 
But a waking dream of life and light 
Hath left me broken-hearted. 

Ah! what is not a dream by day 
To him whose eyes are cast 
On things around him with a ray 
Turned back upon the past? 

That holy dream—that holy dream, 
While all the world were chiding, 
Hath cheered me as a lovely beam 
A lonely spirit guiding. 

What though that light, thro’ storm and night, 
So trembled from afar— 
What could there be more purely bright 
In Truth’s day-star? 

Poetryfoundation.org

“Things with a Past” (A Found Poem Inspired by “A Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe)

The joy of life and light

Cast on things with a past

While all the world, cheered and trembled

What could be more purely bright?

Truth

Ellis, David. See A Dream Within: Found “Poe”try Based On The Collected Poetry Works Of Edgar Allan Poe (p. 2). Independently Published. Kindle Edition.

Ellis shares his poetic inspiration, realized from the writings of the master storyteller and poet by infusing them with his own perceptions. I took my time with this book, enjoying the journey between the two interpretations. There is a profound gentleness in this author’s prose.

I’ve also enjoyed Ellis’ other books, too. Lovers of all poetry forms will enjoy this literary remix of Poe’s work. It’s priced right at only $.99.

MY RATING:

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About the Author:

I am an award-winning poet and author of poetry, fiction, and music lyrics.  I have been writing poetry and music lyrics for years.

My debut poetry book “Life, Sex & Death – A Poetry Collection Vol 1” is an International Award-winning volume, having won an award in the Readers’ Favorite 2016 Book Award Contest for Inspirational Poetry Books.

I’ve collaborated with poets internationally and edited poetry for a variety of people who constantly praise me for helping them to improve the flow and rhythm of their pieces. My weapon of choice is humour, and I use it as often as possible, as it gets me out of trouble. Think of me like the thriller genre in that I am fast-paced, relentless, and impossible to put down!

My website contains creativity advice for budding novelists and writers. I live in Tunbridge Wells, Kent in the UK.

How to Connect with the Author

Blog: Too Full to Write:  https://toofulltowrite.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TooFullToWrite

Twitter: David Ellis @TooFullToWrite 

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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11 Comments

  1. A super review, Colleen. I have David’s previous book on my TBR to read during my poetry readathon.

  2. I adore Poe’s work, thank you for sharing this sis. <3

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  4. This looks very interesting! Great explanation and review. <3

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