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Festival Brides Get the Heebie-Jeebies: The Eerie Words of Edgar Allan poe

31 Oct

EAP 3 Mwaha ha ha ha haaa!!

Ahem, yes that was my best evil laugh, and yes, I’ve been rehearsing it all week for today’s spooky post!

To get you into that especially eerie mood, ready for that amazing costume and spine-chillingly-awesome partying y’all are gonna get up to later, I thought I’d pull together a few quotes from one of my favourite writers; Mr Edgar Allan Poe.

This guy…

EAP portrait …Even that stare is a little lot creepy, right?!

Now, this guy, he writes some seriously dark poetry, perfect for some light afternoon reading! That said, in the midst of the eeriness that Poe conjures, you’ll find some beautiful, dare I say, even wedding-worthy, quotes.

He eloquently speaks of dreamers, of an all consuming love and of the beauty of those considered out of the ordinary… So, if you’re a little unconventional, he’s TOTES on side!

…Man, I bet he’s turning in his grave at my use of the word ‘Totes’! Soz, Ed!

EAP 4 Cat Bride 1 EAP 2 I MEAN! Isn’t that just beautiful?!

Bride 2 EAP Moon Pumpkins And so I leave you with this, ‘Anabel Lee’ Poe’s chilling tale of a love envied by the angels and a lover left dreaming of his lost beloved…

Annabel Lee Happy Halloween, babes!

Peace, Love + All things Creepy

Clare X

Free Spirited Friday: Ode To Kath – By Bob Lowe

24 Oct


Happy Friday Lovely People,

On Monday the 13th October, I heard this very moving poem on Radio 5 Live by Bob Lowe, a 93 year old widower from Hampshire who lost his wife to Alzheimer’s 3 year ago after 65 years of marriage. His story and the love and sadness in his voice when he read his poem was so incredibly moving that I was almost in tears.

Bob shared his first kiss with his wife 75 years ago and since then their relationship has seen Bob fighting in WWII, their marriage in 1946 and the birth of their 3 children. Now Bob lives alone with his wife’s ashes by his side after her request to ‘stay by his side forever, even after death.’ 

Bob is a supporter of The Silver Line, a charity setup to support elderly people who may be suffering from loneliness. He read the poem in the hope to inspire other pensioners to overcome loneliness, to create awareness of the charity and to encourage people to volunteer.

I wanted to share this poem with you all today for two reasons:

One – because of the growing number of elderly people in the UK, especially men, who have lost their husband or wife and are suffering from acute loneliness. There might be someone you know, maybe a grandparent or a neighbour, who could really benefit from the support of The Silver Line so if you do, please let them know.

Two - because I believe that the love between two people can so easily be taken for granted and sometimes we all need to be reminded just how lucky we are to a) love and b) to be loved in return. It’s a very special thing.

So if you are married, engaged, in a relationship or even burrowing a love for a person that you have not yet told – tell them you love them today because they may need to hear it more than you realise.

Enjoy this very special poem…

Ode to Kath – by Bob Lowe

I am alone, now I know it’s true
There was a time when we were two
Those were the days when we would chat
Doing little jobs of this and that
We’d go to the shops and select our meals
But now I’m alone I know how it feels
To try and cook or have meals on wheels
The rooms are empty there’s not a sound
Sometimes I’m lost and wander round
To look for jobs that I can do
To bring back the days when we were two
When darkness falls and curtains drawn
That’s when I feel most forlorn
But I must be honest and tell the truth
I’m not quite alone and here’s the proof
Because beside me in her chair
She quietly waits our time to share
Kath said to me some time ago
Darling when the time comes for us to go
Let’s mix our ashes and be together
So we can snuggle up for ever and ever.

Have a lovely weekend peeps.

Big Friday Love,

Laura xxx

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