Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Spirits Of The Dead

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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  • Rookie Patrick Bois (2/7/2009 3:19:00 PM)

    He's talking about the incessant dialogue between mortality and immortality, mortals and immortals, and how that's a mystery. It pays to reread before pinning down something so masterful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Glen Moore (2/7/2008 10:15:00 AM)

    The poem flows well. He sees an emptiness to death. I can understand how someone could feel that way. But death has not stopped life. Wonderful people pass through the world and really leave legacies and positive memories. John Donne 'For Whom the Bell Tolls, ' has a fuller view of death.

    I suppose Poe is talking about the mystery of death. Perhaps that is the theme. But he let his characteristic dreary and morbid feelings make the mystery too much indifference and misery. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michelle Eging (2/7/2007 12:19:00 PM)

    Beautiful. The imagry he evokes adds layers and dimension. It is not just a putting down of feeling like a lot of 'poets' today. It was skillfully crafted to express and depict a thread of truth that we must all come to terms with- what lays beyong the grave, what becomes of thos that pass before us. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Declan McHenry (1/14/2006 3:15:00 AM)

    Gripping stuff. Superb. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Randy Emerson (11/14/2005 11:29:00 AM)

    its still good but not as good as annabel lee all he is doing is putting down his feelings like how he starts off the poem SPIRITS OF THE DEAD-
    Thy soul shall find itself alone
    'Mid dark thoughts of the grey tomb-stone;
    Not one, o.........
    its shows that he is sad and never had a happy point in his life with out love. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mark 4982 (2/7/2005 2:57:00 PM)

    A bit gloomy for my taste. (Report) Reply

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