The Raven

WinonaCookie

San Diego, United States

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“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary/ Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore…”

I’m sure you’ve read the poem before, we all know how it goes, but what you may not know is that the narrator just happens to be female as depicted here*. Lady Rosamund Lachrymosa was quite fond of gentleman’s tailored suits … and of a certain Rare and Radiant Maiden. They say an unrequited love can be the most difficult to mourn, and indeed it was rumored that Lady Lachrymosa was driven mad by her grief over the untimely demise of the Sainted Angel Whom the Angels Name Lenore. It seems she was convinced that a big black bird was tormenting her and she could be heard furiously cursing and berating absolutely no one in her bedroom every night until she was carted off to a sanitarium to presumably continue doing the same thing, but now out of earshot. A more sad and tragic tale you will hear…. Nevermore.

This original artwork is copyright Ramona Szczerba 2013. Copyright to this material is in no way transferable with the sale of this item. The buyer is not entitled to any reproduction rights – neither image nor story can be reproduced without my express written permission. Thanks!

This 8” x 10” signed original collage depicting Lady Lachrymosa in her well-appointed chamber is constructed of hand cut vintage images upon heavy paper printed with the Poe’s famous poem and accented with a framed photo of Edgar himself, satin ribbon, Dresden trim and small crystals.

*This is an utter fabrication on my part. But it would be kind of cool if it were true, wouldn’t it?

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