Perking Up Poe

A wet, dreary day for Edgar Allan Poe…

Rain and wind are tapping at the author’s window.

A duo of twins come to stay for a while,

Very much wanting to make Edgar smile.

Even though Roddy and Maddy mean well,

Nothing they try seems to work. They can tell

It’s something special they’ll need to bring cheer.

Nevermore will Poe smile if they fail, the pair fear.

Suddenly there comes a knock at the door.

Interested readers will want to learn more!

Delivered—a gift for our friend, the sad poet.

Excited? What’s inside? Wouldn’t you like to know it?


--Brian Eltz