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Friday, August 9, 2013

A “Poe” Poem
(with humblest apologies to Edgar Allan)

Late one evening, hot and humid,
I could not sleep, and so I stayed up and read
Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen
A fascinating read, not as sullen
As the subject matter I thought it’d be
About the literary love affair twixt Poe and Franny.
An historical novel, a romantic story
‘Tho in parts, it could have been tawdry;
But it wasn’t. Shall I tell more?
Quote this reviewer: Read this tale, I do implore.
You’ll enjoy this good read forevermore.

Through the night with the a/c blaring
I read on and on, never caring
As the sun rose, hotly, blazing through my bedroom door
Little known facts kept appearing,
Even as my eyes were searing
From hours of reading page after page of this fascinating lore
On and on I kept reading until the book was finally done
And then I wrote my review for www.authorexposure.com.
Needless to say, I was impressed. Need I digress anymore?
Quote this reviewer: Read this tale, I do implore
You’ll enjoy this good read forevermore.

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June J. McInerney, the host of this Literary Blog, is an author, poet, and librettist. Her currenty published works include a novel, a book of spiritual inspirations, two volumes of poetry, stories for children (of all ages) and a variety of children's musicals. Her titles include:

the Schuylkill Monster: A Novel of Phoenixville in 1978
The Prisoner's Portrait: A Novel of Phoenxville during World War II
Forty-Thirty 
Rainbow in the Sky
Meditations for New Members

Adventures of Oreigh Ogglefont
The Basset Chronicles.
Cats of Nine Tales
Spinach Water: A Collection of Poems
Exodus Ending: A Collection of More Spiritual Poems

We Three Kings

Beauty and the Beast

Bethlehem

Noah's Rainbow

Peter, Wolf, and Red Riding Hood

 

 

Originally from the New York metropolitan area, June currently lives near Valley Forge Park in Pennsylvania with her constant and loving companions, FrankieBernard and Sebastian Cat. She is currently working on her fourth novel.

June's novels can be purchased at amazon.com, through Barnes and Noble,
at the Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area,
and 
the Gateway Pharmacy in Phoenixvile, PA
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For more information about her musicals, which are also available on amazon.com,