Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Alone - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.


Comments about Alone by Edgar Allan Poe

  • (8/13/2018 8:44:00 AM)


    That is a really poem (Report) Reply

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  • Autumn Rain (8/11/2018 9:13:00 PM)


    A philosophical expression of self bathed in nature. (Report) Reply

  • Christopher Moore (8/11/2018 6:19:00 AM)


    Very mystic...i have to read more into him. I know he is very popular. (Report) Reply

  • Ojok Isaac (7/25/2018 3:35:00 AM)


    i like to be alone...10+ (Report) Reply

  • (7/22/2018 5:24:00 AM)


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  • (7/19/2018 2:14:00 PM)


    From the lightning in the sky
    As it passed me flying by,
    From the thunder and the storm,
    And the cloud that took the form
    (When the rest of Heaven was blue)
    Of a demon in my view
    (Report) Reply

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  • (7/3/2018 11:39:00 AM)


    that is a really good poem (Report) Reply

  • Sheikh Shadi Marjan (6/29/2018 3:26:00 PM)


    From childhood's hour I have not been
    As others were; I have not seen
    As others saw; I could not bring
    My passions from a common spring.

    Excellent Atarting...........................
    ............................10+
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  • (6/28/2018 4:55:00 AM)


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  • Mandy Williams (6/27/2018 4:11:00 PM)


    As I read this poem I always imagine what it would have been like to see what he saw in his mind in order to write this poem. So incredibly beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Lungelo S Mbuyazi (6/19/2018 4:08:00 PM)


    Excellent poem.... I like it (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/10/2018 12:18:00 AM)


    ...And all I loved, I loved alone...++10 (Report) Reply

  • Chinonye Anyichie (6/6/2018 4:55:00 PM)


    Beautiful piece by Poe. He is trying to tell just how different he is from everyone around him. It was said by his 'friends' (they damaged his image post humously) after his death, that Poe was and liked to be alone. Well, whatever they say, to me he was a great poet and if being '' is what it takes to be a great poet, I'm all for it then. (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (5/29/2018 4:33:00 AM)


    alone alone all alone
    dawn to noon
    afternoon to evening
    evening to night zone
    all alone
    (Report) Reply

  • (5/27/2018 10:37:00 PM)


    I lovvve it (Report) Reply

  • Hasan Khan (5/27/2018 9:25:00 AM)


    wow
    I lovvve it
    the ajdectives are mindblowing
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  • (5/26/2018 2:19:00 PM)


    I love it (Report) Reply

  • (5/26/2018 2:18:00 PM)


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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