Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Annabel Lee - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

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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Form: Ballad


Comments about Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

  • (1/10/2015 9:57:00 PM)


    Very beautiful! It shows the undying love of two hearts even fate breaks them apart. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/5/2015 11:11:00 AM)


    When I read this as a kid my reaction was to hope someone would love me this much someday. Still waiting.....LOL (Report) Reply

    John Kearns John Kearns (5/15/2015 6:34:00 AM)

    Yes my dear, I am still waiting also. ha ha :)

  • 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

  • (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

    Crystal Pierce Crystal Pierce (3/28/2015 3:18:00 PM)

    So true!

  • Mark Arvizu (10/14/2014 12:56:00 AM)


    Haunting.......................... (Report) Reply

  • 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
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    John Kearns John Kearns (5/15/2015 6:35:00 AM)

    I agree with you John...Poe was a national treasure and still bearing gifts to us all.

  • (9/14/2014 11:26:00 PM)


    The pain and brokenness of the languishing Mr. Poe produced a poetic jewel. Intriguingly beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • 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.
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  • Michael Hagwood (9/5/2014 1:09:00 PM)


    I think poe sometimes wrute poems too long (Report) Reply

  • (8/20/2014 2:52:00 PM)


    Absolutely the most beautiful, touching, and heart breaking poem ever written. (Report) Reply

  • 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

  • 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

  • (6/20/2014 12:34:00 PM)


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

  • (6/11/2014 1:29:00 PM)


    I love it............. (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • Yoam Rafael Sanfiel-reyes (5/24/2014 6:54:00 PM)


    childhood poem back: D i read since i was 10 years old (Report) Reply

  • Yoam Rafael Sanfiel-reyes (5/24/2014 6:54:00 PM)


    childhood poem back: D i read since i was 10 years old (Report) Reply

  • Nancy Oyula (5/9/2014 12:37:00 AM)


    I love it............... (Report) Reply

  • (5/6/2014 6:32:00 PM)


    My all time favourite, this poem is my childhood :) (Report) Reply

  • Xelam Kan™ (5/1/2014 3:33:00 AM)


    remined me keats.... la bella dam sans merci.isn't? ? ? (Report) Reply










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