“The Gashlycrumb Tinies”

Don’t we all have a dark to us? I for one sure do and I must say I find this morbidly elegant poem of the alphabet.

Lovies, as we face the last week of November, I thought a deliciously dark little tidbit would be just the thing to savor as we continue our slide into winter.  What better than this darling animation of The Gashlycrumb Tinies by the always delightful and macabre Edward Gorey?  As described by Maria Popova of Brain Pickings, this children’s tale is “Part Tim Burton long before there was Burton, part Edgar Allan Poe long after Poe, [it] exudes Gorey’s signature adult picture book mastery, not merely adorned by the gorgeously dark crosshatched illustrations but narratively driven by them.”  In other words, perfect.  Enjoy!

Edward Gorey, “The Gashlycrumb Tinies,” 1963

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