April 4, 2012

real live goblins + the creepy 1920's.

This post combines two of my favorite things in all the world; this poem, which has been a favorite of mine since childhood, and these incredibly gothic (and artful!) vintage mug shots, which you can read all about here. Little Orphant Annie was a poem that I made my parents read to me every night before I went to sleep. It scared me. It sent icy lightening chills up and down my spine, and I loved it. 

There is nothing quite like being a child and afraid... 

it's exciting. 

It's dark and magical and blackandsilversparkles all at once. 

with cobwebs and shadows and creaking floorboards in the night.

 and even when it's painful, 

it's rather like a poem.

Sometimes, in these days of becoming an imaginary grownup, I miss being that afraid...

February 14, 2012

with love...

In that book which is
My memory...
On the first page
That is the chapter when
I first met you
Appear the words...
Here begins a new life

{ Dante Alighieri }

with love,
R. Coco

June 20, 2011

inside the eyelids of my mind.

To view more of Rogers' work, you may venture here or here.

credits: collage by R. Coco, starring the Gish sisters; all photographs by Ellen Rogers; all text by Rebecca Emily Darling.