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Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe (published 1849)

Discussion in 'Quotes & Poems' started by creedito, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. creedito

    creedito Forum Veteran Established

    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.
    She was a child and I 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 by night
    Chilling my Annabel Lee;
    So that her high-born 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 a cloud,
    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 see 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 her sepulchre there by the sea--
    In her tomb by the side of the sea.
     
  2. thanks for posting :)
     
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