Since I consider myself a writer, I do as all great writers have done before me. I steal from others. Does that mean I'm being lazy? No, I don't believe so. In fact, when someone wants to use or mimic your writing style, I think you should feel honored (unless they say it was all their idea).
I think borrowing a writing style and then morphing it to become your own is a great writing practice to begin with. Believe it or not, borrowing from Poe for one verse took longer for me to write than a regular caption, but I wanted that eerie effect that is often associated with his writing to come out in this caption. What do you think?