Gorey, Plath, a Chubby Mermaid, and the Dark Lord in Pink…

I have a rather soft spot for bookish treasures. Few things can make me as happy as the right book open in my hands, telling me, “I am yours, read me!” What? Your books don’t speak to you? Oh, they do *exhales with relief*… you were scaring me there. Now that we’ve cleared that up, let me introduce you to the bookish yumminess I got for my birthday:

Amphigorey Also, by Edward Gorey
Ariel, by Sylvia Plath
The Colossus and Other Poems, by Sylvia Plath
Zombie Girls, by Chubby Mermaid’s Art
1. Gorey, Plath, Zombie Queen
A few of my favorite images, from the Gorey book:
2. Woman on Bicycle
3. Frog on Bicycle
4. Skeleton on Bicycle

A quote from “The Night Dances”, in Ariel:
5. Syvia Plath Quote
I can’t wait to color the Zombie Queen (Thank you, Rommy!)
6. Zombie Queen
I also got a Harry Potter coloring book;
and yes, I plan to color the Dark Lord a flowery shade of pink. 😀
7. The Dark Lord

What are you current reading, my Wicked Luvs? What have you added to your library these last few months? Okay, if you are anything like me when it comes to books, I should probably say, “these last few days”. I hope April is treating you well. Things are a bit too chilly in NYC… for spring. I’ve been keeping myself warm with Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month (and a hot Piano Man).

Book Marked

Written for the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Dark Poetry for the Cruellest Month (Day 5 of 13) – Care to Swirl with Me?, and linked to Poets United (Poetry Pantry, 297).

“Book Marked”

I have words
brewing tales in my blood,
building worlds for all the characters
written on my heart’s skin, shaping them to be born.
They’ve taken marrow and bone and spelled
their essence into dark ink
and canvas.
I’m book marked
and dependent on words.
My muse stays high on self-crafted dreams;
wild dreams, which we must spell and pen into the world
unboxed. I could live on the right words,
sipping poems and tales,
birthing worlds.

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Celtic Raven Bookmark, by Eliora“Celtic Raven Bookmark”, by Eliora
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