Poe and Shelley

Unique gifts on my dining room table;  Two antique books written by Poe and Shelley.  Both personalized in decorative, gothic lettering.  Expressive, sincere sentiments were lovingly fitted in the first page of each binding.   Both editions echo elegant poetry of days gone by.

We look before and after

And pine for what is not:

Our sincerest laughter

With some pain is fraught;

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

– Percy Bysshe Shelley

And Thus thy memory is to me

Like some enchanted far-off isle

In some tumultuous sea-

Some ocean throbbing far and free

With storms-but where meanwhile

Serenest skies continually

Just o’er that one bright island smile.

-Edgar Allan P0e

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