After I put my new painting on Instagram , the one above if you click through ,..
One of my followers tells me that this painting , better said the face in the painting , reminds him of this poet Edgar Allan Poe.

Curiously I started to read about this man ( yes I am a sucker for coincidence , there is no such thing!,.and people reaching out with information I never heard about, I  always like to know more !)

Funny enough is that Edgar wrote his poems inspired by the events of life happening around him or to him.
Obviously that appealed to me as this is how I paint .

I liked this poem:

A Dream Within a Dream

Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

I stand amid the roar
Of a surf-tormented shore,
And I hold within my hand
Grains of the golden sand —
How few! yet how they creep
Through my fingers to the deep,
While I weep — while I weep!
O God! Can I not grasp
Them with a tighter clasp?
O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?