Last October, on the last day of October in fact, a friend sent a video of Jeff Buckley reciting Edgar Allan Poe's, "Ulalume." I was not familiar with it, or had long forgotten it. Either way, Buckley's reading is the perfect introduction. It's beautiful and mesmerizing, and today is Poe's birthday, so it seems like a good time to bring it out, especially on this cold and windy night. I purposely chose a video of Poe's photo only as, I believe, unembellished listening is a better option here. I hope you like it, too. Happy Birthday dear Edgar, poet of extraordinary insight.
That beautiful girl is Mrs. Poe, Virginia.