Saturday, September 27, 2008

Morbid Poetry Rocks!

Some fun:

"The Gashlycrumb Tinies" is a book written by Edward Gorey in 1963.
It is a series of rhyming couplets that form a poem of sorts.

Each letter of the alphabet is represented by a child (A is for Amy) who has died in some unfortunate manner, and is illustrated with black and white drawings, as seen here:

I, being a relatively macabre person, found them imaginativly morbid and gloomy!
Perfect for this time of the season!

Click here for the whole alphabet. It's a hoot!

1 comment:

Jackie: said...

I kinda want to go out and buy that book! Very cool. Much different than boring regular alphabet books!