Sunday, February 27, 2011

Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

For the anguish of raw, passionate, emotional, Annabel Lee gets my vote for the theme of "love and sad poems". Edgar Allan Poe really knew how to write poetry.
In spite of the fact of Edgar Allen Poe married a cousin of minors, he was an alcoholic hopeless had some "psychological problems", they also exerted a powerful pen and is one of the first and one of the largest known American poets.
It was many and many a year ago
In a Kingdom by the sea
A maiden there lived whom should know
The name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden who lived with no other thought
Who to love and be loved by me.
He was a boy and the girl
In this Kingdom by sea;
But we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
Love the winged was heaven
Coveted her and me.
And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this Kingdom by the sea
A wind blew a cloud, cooling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
To ensure that its relative back came
And led him away from me,
Close the top in a sepulchre
In this Kingdom by the sea.
Los Angeles, not half so happy in heaven,
Be it and I
Yes! that was the reason
(as all men know this Kingdom by the sea)
Wind came out of the cloud by night,
Cooling and killing my Annabel Lee.
But our love was stronger even though love
Of which were greater than us
Of many far wiser than we
And the angels above in the sky
Nor demons down under the sea
You can never separated my soul for the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.
For the Moon never beams without me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never upload but I am bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And therefore the noche-marea lie on the side
My darling, my darling, my life and my girlfriend
In the sepulchre there by the sea
In her Tomb by the sea of the probe.
* Note - Ed: A review of this poem "scansion" reveals that he is anapest - a meter used in poetry limerick widely to a humorous effect, but one that here shows his versatility as an overwhelming expression of pain. There are alternate lines of four feet anapest with three feet of the same following meter.

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