Treasure Island

Ezekiel Johnson

(Accra-Ghana)

She's Annabel Lee


Why Poe
Why so low
Your heart and soul
went so down and low

Why Annabel Lee
Why by the Sea
Why Annabel Lee
to leave Poe by the Sea

Her beauty was great
more than of eight
but you wer too late
she died before the date

She asked me to tell you
that she loves you too
And nothing that she may do
will be without love to you

hear her voice in your dream
and when you cross over this stream
you will lie by her side in that dream
on the bed of heaven's stream

(inspired by)

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
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than 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 winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes! - that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Edgar Allan Poe

Submitted: Monday, April 02, 2007
Edited: Wednesday, February 09, 2011

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