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Here’s a supplement to this morning’s Lugosi image. Happy National Poetry Month.

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For National Poetry Month—

Bela Lugosi: Three Lines

I   1930

To be dead, to be really dead,
That must be glorious.

But you cried like a man undone
When the stake broke in:
The truth of Dracula
In that last sound, off camera,
Somewhere to the right of the focus.


II   1933

A simpler truth: Death
Is always very close.

In the liver, the heart,
The room across the hall,
The food in the jar,
The unexpected call
Late at night.


III   1934

Master of old fly eaters,
King of the rats, batwing
And red eye, you knew
The lessons of the veins,
The secrets of circulation.
Any way you cut it,
It was always the same:
Supernatural, perhaps.
Baloney, perhaps not.

—R. H. W. Dillard

Toni Morrison reads.

Toni Morrison reads.

Bela Lugosi reads.

Bela Lugosi reads.

Jerry Lewis reads. Gets taxed.
rogerwilkerson:

Jerry Lewis - Tax Day 1958

Jerry Lewis reads. Gets taxed.

rogerwilkerson:

Jerry Lewis - Tax Day 1958

Unidentified courtesan reads in a painting by Eizan.

"Courtesan reading poet Ono no Komach`s biography" c. 1812 by Kikugawa Eizan

Unidentified courtesan reads in a painting by Eizan.

"Courtesan reading poet Ono no Komach`s biography" c. 1812 by Kikugawa Eizan

The duo read.
thelibrarianbookclub:

Jane + Serge = book lovers.

The duo read.

thelibrarianbookclub:

Jane + Serge = book lovers.

Negri reads.
womenreading:

Pola Negri (1897-1987)

Negri reads.

womenreading:

Pola Negri (1897-1987)

Cumberbatch reads.

Cumberbatch reads.

Lydia Maria Child reads.

Lydia Maria Child reads.

Zadora reads.
eclecticbanana:

lifeonmars70s:

Pia Zadora

she’s better looking as a brunette

Zadora reads.

eclecticbanana:

lifeonmars70s:

Pia Zadora

she’s better looking as a brunette