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Edgar Allen Poe-Annabel Lee

So a random tidbit jotted in my planner says:

Edgar A.P.
Annabel Lee
1st Verse
What did I naturally go do then? I went and searched for Edgar Allen Poe's Annabel Lee so I could read the first verse. Then what did I do? I read the rest of the verses. It seems vaguely familiar, but I honestly don't know if I've read it before. Regardless, I'm passing it on anyway, because it obviously caught the attention of someone, somewhere to publish it or mention somewhere for 'me' to catch drift of it....which obviously caught my attention enough for me to jot it down and go look it up, for it to 'recapture' my attention, so yeah. Here it is:

Annabel Lee
by: Edgar Allen 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 side of the sea.

1 comments so far. What are your thoughts?
Anonymous said...

This may seem odd but my name is Jessi. I was doing some reasearch on my alltime favorite writer Poe and came across your site. Ha ha, it just seems so funny that we have the same name and we seem to love the same things. Anyways, if you wish to talk to me you can always look me up on facebook under Jessi Groux.

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