10 Striking Portraits of Edgar Allan Poe

Today is Edgar Allan Poe’s 207th birthday! To celebrate, here are 10 gorgeous, unique, creative portraits of the raven man.

Edgar Allan Poe Kyle Willis

© Kyle Willis, used with permission

“Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.” – Edgar Allan Poe

Tangible Boredom Edgar Allan Poe

© Zac Cortez, used with permission

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.” -Edgar Allan Poe

10 Striking Portraits of Edgar Allan Poe | David Gough

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“We loved with a love that was more than love.” -Edgar Allan Poe

10 Striking Portraits of Edgar Allan Poe | Carlo Giambarresi

© Carlo Giambarresi, used with permission

“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night” -Edgar Allan Poe

© Chris Vector, used with permission

© Chris Vector, used with permission

“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” -Edgar Allan Poe

© CJ Draden, Used with Permission

© CJ Draden, used with permission

“I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat.” -Edgar Allan Poe

© Jairo Guerrero, used with permission

© Jairo Guerrero, used with permission

“It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.” -Edgar Allan Poe

© ShyyBoyy, used with permission

© ShyyBoyy, used with permission

“With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.” -Edgar Allan Poe

© Dan Coker, used with permission

© Don Coker, used with permission

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where one ends, and where the other begins?” -Edgar Allan Poe

© Abigail Larson, used with permission

© Abigail Larson, used with permission

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