We’re not heroes. It burns me up how people use the word ‘hero’ today. The heroes are the kids who gave 100 percent; they gave their lives. The heroes are the mothers who gave up a son, who carried him for nine months, and raised him to do right, and he does right, and at eighteen, he goes to fight for his country, and he dies doing right. That’s a hero…Bill and I get furious when we hear it used in the wrong context. We know we’re not heroes. The kids who went to war and never walked back through his mother’s front door, he’s the hero.
Edward ‘Babe’ Heffron (16 May 1923-1 December 2013)
Limited numbers of the Edgar Allan Poe statuettes are still available at Arkham Studios.
The immortal prose of Edgar Allan Poe has surpassed legend since his untimely death over 150 years ago, but his legacy lives on in this remarkable statuette from Arkham Studios! Quoth the raven… nevermore!
Cast in a solid polymer with a classic bronze buffing, this striking piece is sure to turn heads in your study, library or next to your own Poe collection of books and other memorabilia.
Standing 12 inches tall atop a matte black pine base, the classic image of the tragic poet is embodied for the ages, his eyes filled with sorrow as his hand presses gently against his breast, he seems to be pondering his famous last words “Lord help my poor soul….”
This figure is a limited edition run when they are sold out they will be available… nevermore!
These and other fine literary and occult statues are available at www.Arkham-Studios.com
Drilled into my finger and managed to get blood on my forehead while putting together the Arkham Studios Aleister Crowley Statue.
Aleister Crowley Statue
12” Cast Polymer Bronze Finish
Occultist, poet, chess player, mountain climber, sexual deviant…..all these things Crowley has been called, yet his influence on occultism is still felt today.
We won’t tell you what piques our interest in him, but rest assured his decadent lifestyle and standing in the world of magic has garnered him a place in our pantheon of occult figures and collectibles. He stands 12 inches tall and is cast in a sturdy polymer with a classic bronze rub finish standing atop a round base engraved with a Unicursal Hexagram, emblem once adopted for magical use by the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn over 100 years ago. He is garbed in his atypical three piece suit, holding a pipe like the English Gentleman he was. Fans of Crowley will note the expression on his face is reminiscent of the legendary “Great Beast 666” portrait that resonates today as the most recognizable image of Crowley himself. This tribute statue will figure prominently in your collection of Crowley ephemera or on your altar. Who knows what you’ll conjure up with this amazing statue!
The Statue is available through www.Arkham-Stuidos.com
I am not the first person you loved.
You are not the first person I looked at
with a mouthful of forevers. We
have both known loss like the sharp edges
of a knife. We have both lived with lips
more scar tissue than skin. Our love came
unannounced in the middle of the night.
Our love came when we’d given up
on asking love to come. I think
that has to be part
of its miracle.
This is how we heal.
I will kiss you like forgiveness. You
will hold me like I’m hope. Our arms
will bandage and we will press promises
between us like flowers in a book.
I will write sonnets to the salt of sweat
on your skin. I will write novels to the scar
of your nose. I will write a dictionary
of all the words I have used trying
to describe the way it feels to have finally,
finally found you.
And I will not be afraid
of your scars.
I know sometimes
it’s still hard to let me see you
in all your cracked perfection,
but please know:
whether it’s the days you burn
more brilliant than the sun
or the nights you collapse into my lap
your body broken into a thousand questions,
you are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.
I will love you when you are a still day.
I will love you when you are a hurricane.