13 April 2007

"The Gashleycrumb Tinies"

This Sunday - 15 Apr 07 - will be the seventh anniversary of Edward Gorey's death. And in honour thereof....
A is for AMY who fell down the stairs
B is for BASIL assaulted by bears
C is for CLARA who wasted away
D is for DESMOND thrown out of a sleigh


W is for WINNIE embedded in ice
X is for XERXES devoured by mice
Y is for YORRICK whose head was knocked in
Z is for ZILLAH who drank too much gin

Read the rest of it - plus a biography of the author, who is perhaps best known for his animated introduction to the PBS series Mystery! - here.

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