poet and novelist, creator of three different
genres of writing
Born January 19, 1809
Died October 7, 1849
Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore–
So wrote Edgar Allan Poe in his most famous work, The Raven. For
the dyslexic Poe, reading did leave him “weak and weary.” However,
Poe refused to be discouraged by his weakness.
Stupidity is a talent for misconception.
He also recognized certain aspects of the talent of dyslexia that
would not be discovered by science for another century.
The true genius shudders at incompleteness – and usually prefers
silence to saying something which is not everything it should be.
It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful,
and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
Science has not yet taught us if madness is or is not the sublimity
of the intelligence.
If you wish to forget anything on the spot, make a note that this
thing is to be remembered.
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite
horror of their reality.
He even saw the benefit of his unique perspective in his writing.
I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical
creation of Beauty
They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape
those who dream only by night.