Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

The Bells - A Collaboration - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

The bells! — ah, the bells!
The little silver bells!
How fairy-like a melody there floats
From their throats. —
From their merry little throats —
From the silver, tinkling throats
Of the bells, bells, bells —
Of the bells!

The bells! — ah, the bells!
The heavy iron bells!
How horrible a monody there floats
From their throats —
From their deep-toned throats —
From their melancholy throats!
How I shudder at the notes
Of the bells, bells, bells —
Of the bells!


Comments about The Bells - A Collaboration by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Lantz PierreLantz Pierre (4/12/2017 2:48:00 PM)

    EAPoe at his elusive, suggestive worst. A toss-off with little substance except the allusion to sounds which come across exactly the same with the exact same words whether warm and friendly or ominous and foreboding. Not one of his best efforts. (Report)Reply

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (4/12/2017 1:09:00 PM)

    Of the bells, bells, bells —
    Of the bells!

    Bells can be a holy sound of a temple or church
    But, as the poets asserts in this poem
    it could bells of horror or melancholic bells.

    How I shudder at the notes!
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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (4/12/2017 2:23:00 AM)

    The bells! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (4/12/2017 1:48:00 AM)

    Tinkling throats.... thanks for posting... (Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (8/27/2015 10:23:00 PM)

    .......beautifully penned by one of the Best....love the rhythm ★ (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 26, 2010

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 19, 2012


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