A poem I read in a poetry book

@mjsdls (1841)
United States
March 25, 2007 9:06pm CST
that I got from the library. When reading this I got a glimpse of the old ways. I liked this poem, it is a love poem from Edgar Allen Poe about his wife Annabelle Lee. Hope you enjoy! 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.
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@winterose (39931)
• Canada
26 Mar 07
the one thing about Poe is that is poems and stories are always so morose. I wonder what it would have been like to meet him in person and talk to him.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Took me awhile, I knew I had heard this before but couldn't figure it out - 'The Waltons', Grandpa Walton got a statue from the Balwin Ladies and Grandma was all mad about it, Grandpa recited this poem - the statue was 'Annabel Lee'
@mjsdls (1841)
• United States
26 Mar 07
Your right, I forgot all about that, WOW! I guess I never realized it. This book I got from the library was to teach you how to write poems and they had this poem in their. I just couldn't get it off my mind.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
26 Mar 07
This is excellnt I love reading Edgar Allan Poe's poems myself.
@seabreeze (661)
• China
26 Mar 07
This is very a poem!Thank you!