Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

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Annabel Lee


It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
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  • Freshman - 1,841 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/8/2014 5:04:00 PM)

    This was one of the poems I could recite during student life. Just loved this and an inspiration of entering into the world of romance. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (10/23/2014 1:26:00 PM)

    How beautifully these sad words roll off the tongue. My hero Such pain is felt reading this. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 127 Points John Zwerenz (10/11/2014 7:27:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe is the most underrated poet of the last two Centuries. His poetic genius was unprecedented and he still possesses the most gilded diadems in the crown of poetic achievement. His verse speaks to the heart because Poe not only wrote poetry - he lived poetry.

    John Lars Zwerenz (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 388 Points Willian Menuci (9/8/2014 7:29:00 AM)

    Well, as somebody said sometime ago:
    The beautiful yet dark mind of Edgar Allan Poe
    This poem makes me sad and happy at the same time,
    He lost his precious love, but at least he had someone to love.
    Now his Annabel Lee lives forever by his side. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 396 Points Ray Subrata Ray (7/20/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    Poe immortalizes here in Annabel Lee his first love that he could not translate into earthly reality. Once again, no poet can overcome the personal impressions in poetry. Here in this poem -the unrequited love revives, and the poet treasures it as unearthly bliss. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 396 Points Ray Subrata Ray (7/20/2014 3:58:00 AM)

    The Immortal Love.

    It were a damsel she,
    And adolescent me,
    Sweet fifteen and tempest twenty.

    It was a miraculous chemistry,
    Of eye and heart,
    It was an invisible bond above artless art .

    It was a lease far above the Everest,
    More beneath the Specific Ocean,
    That like a grotesque sprang amidst us,
    It was all prevailing with no body and touch!

    She needs no name, so the me of mine,
    For we have the radioactive Unconscious,
    That defying Time and Space shines.

    While she denounced the world,
    And left me alone to care the treasure,
    I dug and dug my own well,
    And flashed she, when I reached the water level. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 7,018 Points * Sunprincess * (6/20/2014 12:34:00 PM)

    ...........truly this is one unforgettable write....this poem must be read time and time again... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Maddy Zoe (5/29/2014 1:22:00 AM)

    sad yet beautiful... Love transcends the time and the distances and anything is possible in love [3 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Joseph Sanchez (4/28/2014 11:28:00 AM)

    han to love and be loved by me.

    I was a child and she was a child,
    In this kingdom by the sea;
    But we loved with a love that was more than love-
    I and my Annabel Lee;
    With a love that the wi (Report) Reply

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