Edmund V. Strolis

Edgar Allan Poe - Poem by Edmund V. Strolis

They all wash over me with pitying eyes, they think that I don't see.
Yet they are only crude jagged faces on the canvas of my dreams.
Empty their wishes float, as they seem to pray my safe return.
How can they know the fever that within this prison burns.

For what is this sinister slow waltz to hell without my sweet Lenore?
My wish which any fool can guess, I must be with her once more.
How my heels find their way to that vacant tomb beyond the bedroom door.
Now I curse the promise of that desperate hour! not to join my love Lenore.

Hooves over meadows, we graced the silent clearings, along our secret path.
We were enough to make the Robins blush as we weaved a bed of wild grass.
Hers was the hair that called for my touch to caress in silent bliss.
Tell me she waits on the shore with my steed, our escape and her heavenly kiss!

Will the sea ever whisper a message or the breeze from beyond sigh my name?
Was the promise she demanded just a frantic dream, some madman's twisted game.
No, dear God she will never grace this door! yet I will find my bride Lenore.

I scream to still the sounds of the devils breath hissing never-nevermore.

No Lenore, my sweet and graceful bride, we on distant dunes will ride.

Along that forever summer shore. my soul will search forever-evermore.

Topic(s) of this poem: death, love

Comments about Edgar Allan Poe by Edmund V. Strolis

  • (5/30/2017 3:57:00 AM)

    Didn't know if I was reading Poe or Strolis. That's a testament to your artistry as a poet. Truly a magnificent write. (Report) Reply

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  • Glen Kappy (5/25/2017 7:04:00 AM)

    hey, edmund!

    presented in ph as you're best poem and with poe in the title, i checked this one out. my one reference to him is in my poem the cask of poe and that which craves it. mainly it's about the inner life, a subject i come to again and again. -gk
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  • Chinedu Dike (2/6/2017 1:12:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem poem with rendition of words to utmost justice. Brilliant train of thought with good rhyme scheme. Kudos Edmund. (Report) Reply

  • Spock The Vegan (11/4/2016 10:07:00 AM)

    Poe is one of my favorites. Your poem has brought him to life in a very emotional way.10 points. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (8/23/2016 11:19:00 AM)

    Mama Mia! what a fantastic write
    May you bring out such more and more
    Imagination running riot on pages white
    Like that fabled lover once called Lenore......

    Great poem of yours Sir.......
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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (8/14/2016 8:24:00 PM)

    This is a great poem - utterly beautiful. I have read Lenore only in parts. Your writing points to something I have sadly missed. I will now make it a point to have a complete reading. Your style and mood reminded me of Robert Browning. I thought I was reliving his Last Ride Together. Excellent write. (10) (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (3/31/2016 3:20:00 PM)

    Oh! This is utterly fantastic. You eulogize Poe by sounding just like him- -that is an awe-inspiring task to set your pen to and more to succeed at. Congratulations on the excellence of this poem as a stand-alone piece ow writing as well as a tribute to one of the world's best writers. (Report) Reply

  • Sarah Persson (2/12/2016 3:29:00 PM)

    A truly stunning piece of poetry Edmund. The way you tell your stories makes the poem come to life and the pictures revealed in the forefront of our minds. Magician of words. (Report) Reply

  • Nosheen Irfan (2/11/2016 8:57:00 AM)

    Its such a profound poem that it deserves many reads. The imagery is breathtaking. I haven't read the poem Lenore by Poe but im sure this one captures the spirit of the original one. A tragic tale of love and loss that touches the depths of the readers' heart n for a considerable time the reader stays under its spell. Full marks. (Report) Reply

  • Dimitrios Galanis (1/12/2016 10:58:00 AM)

    You are a great poet, my dear, even by this only poem.I have read Poe's 'Lenore' quite a lot of times, I started once translating it into greek but too many the difficulties met and it waits.Yours here is like a resurrection of Poe's spirit.Proud of you. (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2016 4:41:00 PM)

    So much like Poe, totally grasped and held my mind, it was almost as if I was reading Poe, himself. Deep and dark yet with an inspiring spirit of love. Great poem. Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

    Edmund Strolis (2/12/2016 10:09:00 PM)

    Such wonderful comments, that make me feel as if I did some measure of honoring the master Poe. Thank you so much,

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (12/10/2015 8:30:00 AM)

    Verily, a fine expression of Poet Poe who faced life bravely
    despite of his physical disability and the loss of his dear......10
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    Edmund Strolis (2/12/2016 10:10:00 PM)

    So very true, life was a hard lesson for him as seen in his writings.

  • Valsa George (11/29/2015 10:31:00 PM)

    The sense of loss you have expressed in these lines seems to take over by the readers too! To be brief, a wonderful write! One of the most absorbing poems, i have read recently! Poe's loss, you have made everyone's loss!

    We were enough to make the Robins blush as we weaved a bed of wild grass.
    Hers was the hair that called for my touch to caress in silent bliss.

    Beautiful lines! Top marks!
    Tell me she waits on the shore with my steed, our escape and her heavenly kiss!
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  • Savita Tyagi (11/10/2015 3:49:00 PM)

    I too am an admirer of poe's work. This is an excellent poem and is very much enticing me to know more of that great poet's personal life. At present what ever I must have read is totally washed out from memory. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (10/26/2015 6:06:00 AM)

    Terrific imagery.......haunting lines.........that will reverberate evermore............ (Report) Reply

  • (10/25/2015 4:05:00 PM)

    .......wonderful poem and excellent photo ★ (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (10/24/2015 7:35:00 AM)

    I'm glad you wrote this! You captured a unique aspect of Poe in this write. Your colorful, storytelling style of writing suits the subject matter well. What a sad but beautiful tribute to Poe and Lenore... and yes, he would have given it all up for her! (Report) Reply

    Edmund Strolis (10/24/2015 11:53:00 AM)

    Tis the season Pam, I have within me like so many people that romantic love for the autumn moon and the tales that lurk in the misty corridors of our minds. Poe embodies that dark passage between the horror of the unthinkable and a refusal to surrender to his fate.

  • Saheb Mohapatra (10/24/2015 5:16:00 AM)

    i too am a lover of the works of POE.........you have perfectly managed to reflect your thoughts in your beautiful poem.........i really liked reading it. (Report) Reply

    Edmund Strolis (10/24/2015 11:44:00 AM)

    To have admirers of Poe compliment my tribute is the most I could ask for and my appreciation runs deep, yes thank you and all my best! Very humbling......

  • Souren Mondal (10/24/2015 3:25:00 AM)

    I guess the Raven would have come to you and said 'Wonderful, evermore! ' - a brilliant read and a tribute to one of the greatest poets in English literature.. Thanks for sharing... (Report) Reply

    Edmund Strolis (10/24/2015 11:41:00 AM)

    Thank you so very much Poe's tragic personal life burned hot in love with his young bride Virginia and having lost her like so many women in his life was a blow that brought us appreciative readers this poetic eulogy.

  • Liza Sudina (10/24/2015 12:21:00 AM)

    I adore Edgar Allan Poe! and your poem is magnificent! (Report) Reply

    Edmund Strolis (10/24/2015 12:40:00 AM)

    As I am wrote this poem I was listening to Allan Parson's Mysteries and Imagination. I do not take Poe lightly when it comes to a poem. Please re-read it as I just improved upon the rough draft! Happy Autumn

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 24, 2015

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 24, 2015

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