Annabel Lee (1849)

Annabel Lee (1849)

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Edgar Allan Poe By EdgarAllanPoe Updated Jan 13, 2014

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 man...

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Satanification Satanification Aug 17, 2017
Seraphs of heavennn aaajanakkannkannssjsj i didn't waste my time reading this again ajjananbshjss
gaypeaches gaypeaches Aug 01, 2017
-sugarfree- -sugarfree- Dec 05, 2017
I've read this so many times and it's more beautiful every time I read it.
Alexxenne Alexxenne Nov 19, 2017
What a beautiful ending, the author nailed it by writing a poem based from the girl he loved😍
silentsomber silentsomber Nov 17, 2017
such a mesmerising but so incredibly sad piece of work. i love it.
Mystriousmushroom Mystriousmushroom Oct 04, 2017
@Luxurybreeze AND NOW YOU KNOW WHY I LOVE READUNG POETRY AND MAKING THEM(This is my favorite poem)