Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday's poems

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.

Another one of my favorites. I have so many I sometimes forget some of them lol. =)


DEZMOND said...

ooh, I actually know this poem by heart :) I used to recite it during reciting competitions back in High School, which was gzillion years ago :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's been a long time since I read that one.

Jules said...

Wow, I always liked that one and it has been a long time for me as well. Need to find my book of "Poe." :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Jeffrey Pierce said...

When I lived in Baltimore, I walked by the place where Poe was buried on my commute to and from work. This brings back some memories... Thank you for sharing! :)

Nicole MacDonald said...

That's really lovely! I'd never actually read/heard that poem before, thanks for sharing :)
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