Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Spirits Of The Dead - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Thy soul shall find itself alone
'Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;
Not one, of all the crowd, to pry
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  • Mizzy ........ (10/5/2016 3:20:00 PM)

    Dark and deep.....Brilliant! (Report) Reply

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  • (8/10/2015 8:38:00 PM)

    .....truly a master of dark poetry, a most excellent write ★ (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/10/2015 9:48:00 PM)

    AWESOME! pPoe stands head & shoulders above all dark side Poets...and arguably ALL POETS period! ~FjR~ (Report) Reply

  • (10/15/2014 3:41:00 PM)

    This is one of my favorite poems of Poe. Beautiful, yet haunting; simple, yet harrowing. (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Loomes (10/4/2014 8:36:00 PM)

    Very carefully crafted in traditional meter with simple rhyming, which I like because it puts music to his verse. It is aspirational, or what we might call, wishful thinking. The mock Shakespearean tone, using antique pronouns such as thy is a cute touch to make his solemn subject biblical, but it is a hopeful piece by a gifted pen man. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Jani (7/12/2014 8:10:00 AM)

    amazing use of vocabulary in this poem, keep it up Allan (Report) Reply

  • (6/3/2014 8:05:00 PM)

    ................a masterpiece with poe's signature stamped all over it.....superb... (Report) Reply

  • Bernard Snyder (2/7/2014 11:51:00 PM)

    Great masterpiece! I enjoy Poe's writings! ! (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2014 6:01:00 PM)

    Haunting. (Report) Reply

  • Natasha Foster (3/1/2013 10:47:00 AM)

    To Lilith: I have a book of his short stories and poems, too! Isn't he the most amazing author? ! He's my #1 favorite of them all. (Report) Reply

  • (11/20/2012 10:19:00 PM)

    Poe is a genius. Have a book of almost all of his poems! (Report) Reply

  • (2/8/2012 12:12:00 AM)

    Poe was a genius. I'm a huge fan. Please read my poems; -) (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2012 6:52:00 PM)

    Poe actually did achieve a fair amount of accolades during his lifetime.
    Unlike some other poets, the most accurate reviews of his work were recorded during his existence.
    History has deemed Poe as king of the damned and as long as we adhere to that formula he will never find peace… if you believe in that sort of thing ?
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  • (2/7/2012 6:03:00 PM)

    I have always admired how Poe takes direct command of color and light in his poems. Although often cast as dark and grey, when he bursts in with red it really sets my mind for the strangeness about to come... (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2012 3:37:00 PM)

    Poe's describing his creative process. (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2012 9:07:00 AM)

    Edgar Allan Poe in my opinion is the greatest of all American poets. Greater by far that Walt Whitman. My proof is this, everybody can recite several of Poe's poems. The only one's tat I know people can recite of Whitman is Oh Captain My Captain.Whitman though a great orator and writer wrote poems that are so forgettable. Poe was in a class all his own. The way he used words is unmatched by any other poet on Earth. (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2012 3:43:00 AM)

    i was just little kid when my father passed away;
    that first night was full of thoughts where did he go,
    a place we know little about. maybe he will come
    back from those distant hill so quiet or maybe will
    come back like breeze to kiss my face...but never
    did. my sadness went away in few days.
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  • (2/7/2011 2:20:00 PM)

    It is a very well written poem with good rhythm. A true master. (Report) Reply

  • (2/7/2010 4:05:00 AM)

    POE, brings a real perspective of GOD, the universe and the minute size of a dew drop.Capturing the mortal clay of our selfs, in the vastness of GODS heaven (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (2/7/2010 3:47:00 AM)

    A released spirit after death doesn't mean to be the liberated soul.....it's only the spirit fresh with the dead's still alive thoughts or emotions from which the soul is to depart once for all for next birth after a destined period....and that is the mystery of mysteries....the poet has depicted it beautifully.... (Report) Reply

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