23 April 2009

The Gashlycrumb Tinies in full

Edward Gorey at his finest. Enjoy!


Steve Bates said...

Splendid. I wrote a memorial to Gorey on his death a few years ago. It's short; here's the whole thing...

Edward Gorey Dies
By Steve

"To take my work seriously would be the height of folly." - Edward Gorey

Edward Gorey, master of grim little verses and drawings, dies of a heart attack at age 75. I, and others who do what I do, mourn the loss of our role model…

     Tombeau de Gorey

Curtains now for Edward Gorey,
Bard of grinning, grisly story,
Master, too, of morbid drawing
(Nervous laughter, no guffawing);
Wail or sigh, but none may yawn:
Edward Gorey, dead and gone!

He who wrote of falls down stairs,
Poisonings and jaws of bears,
Skulls that split, and broken backs,
Felled… by simple heart attacks.
Of young children, fond entomber…
He, himself, now graveyard humor.

Verse macabre and more he'd pen:
Sketches all Ed-weird-ian,
Animated Mystery;
Sad to say, he's history.
Now I lift my glass in token:
Here's to Edward… all heartbroken.

- The Yellow Doggerelist

(April 2000)

jams o donnell said...

What a wonderful tribute Steve. Bravo!