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Saturday, December 26, 2009

annabel lee by edgar allan poe

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

11 comments:

  1. did you read the black cat or the pit and the pendulum?

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  2. ps: i just like poetry in generell, not specially edgar allan poe.

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  3. i love poetry in general too!

    and yes, my christmas was pretty nice, very calm, not much happened :). i guess i mentioned it all in my email if you got it (now i have to ask every time i send you an email as you didn't get the first one!) what do you plan for nye?

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  4. das enttäuscht mich ganz gewiss nich.
    egal wie dus machst.
    deine bilder sind grossartig.
    wirklich.

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  5. such an intriguing poem. thanks for introducing it to me. my favorite is arthur rimbaud's at the moment, which i've just posted a slightly bit of it at my blog. happy holidays dear.

    ANDWHATELSEISTHERE

    SHOP

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  6. das ist wunderschön
    du bist absolut super in allem was du machst!

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  7. thank you, the jumper's from a clothling company for men called Dressman. don't know if they are any stores besides in sweden though. but i guess you can find similar around! XX

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  8. not long ago i read this poetry :) i like all short novels written by edgar allan poe, esp the cure method of crazy people (i don't know this name is right) but to my regret, i don't understand his wordplay well because i don't speak English well =( ..... anyway i love everyone who loves poet, including you. =) ♥

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