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I Love Edgar Allen Poe

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    My Favorite Author

    EAP has always been my favorite author. Did a couple of research papers over his short stories in high school and in college. He is the quintessential tragic genious. The fact that he couldn't cope with life is due to the very symptoms that allow his work to bleed genius. The...
    kwestion999 kwestion999 51-55, M Nov 6, 2012

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    A Dream Within A Dream

    Take this kiss upon the brow! And, in parting from you now, Thus much let me avow- You are not wrong, who deem That my days have been a dream; Yet if hope has flown away In a night, or in a day, In a vision, or in none, Is it therefore the less gone? All that we see or seem Is...
    unwantedlies unwantedlies 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2012

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    The Raven

    Edgar Allan Poe The Raven [First published in 1845] Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore, While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my...
    maltesemermaid maltesemermaid 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2012

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    Poe's Most Profound Writing (imo)

    WHATEVER doubt may still envelop the rationale of mesmerism, its startling facts are now almost universally admitted. Of these latter, those who doubt, are your mere doubters by profession β€” an unprofitable and disreputable tribe. There can be no more absolute waste of time...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 26, 2012

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    Lenore And The Conqueror Worm

    The first horror story that I ever read was The House of Usher. I had to read it for 8th grade English. I fell in love with the works of Poe that afternoon. We were given the weekend to read it but I found it so fascinating that I spent that Friday evening reading the entire...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40 Mar 19, 2013

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    lookingwindow lookingwindow 41-45, F Dec 19, 2012

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    Edgar Allen Poe has been a big influence on my

    writing. One of the first horror writers I got introduced to when I was young. His brilliance as a writer both in the short story format and poems cannot be over emphasized. Here is my list of his five greatest horror stories: 1. Cask of Amontillado 2. The Tell Tale heart...
    Dustyghost Dustyghost 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Annabel Lee BY EDGAR ALLAN 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...
    crandall71 crandall71 41-45, M Sep 21

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    " why hurt yourself when you can express yourself through poems, wouldnt it be amazing when people gives good respond to your poem? " That is what i said to myself when i started...
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    ~Like This~ If anyone asks you how the perfect satisfaction of all our sexual wanting will look, lift your face and say, Like this. When someone mentions the gracefulness of the...
    kerridwen kerridwen 41-45, F Sep 19

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    I just wrote and added Part 2, to Part 1, of ''An Enigmas War'' Hope you enjoy!!! I stand there, glancing across the plain, I see just across no man's land, My dark side, my...
    Roninturnedmartyr Roninturnedmartyr 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 19

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    I'm a barefooted babe Country made My wooden boards are my iron faith My strings are silver veins like water I play a tune just like my father I'm a Kudzu plant I'll seep right in...
    MermaidCurry MermaidCurry 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I am trying to write a poem right now but I have no idea what to write about
    cute4me cute4me 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    One day I hope to become a published poet :)
    LadyDreaming LadyDreaming 13-15, F Sep 6

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    A continuation of First verse of a poem I've now named, ''An Enigmas War'' I stand there, glancing across the plain, I see just across no man's land, My dark side, my hatred, and...
    Roninturnedmartyr Roninturnedmartyr 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 16

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    Friendship Umbrella Raining down like a hum drum musical heart beat is this storm beating down inside of me... ... Reminding me of how empty life can be. Raging wild like the...
    RebelOfSouthernEnvy369 RebelOfSouthernEnvy369 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Reading "Brown Penny" always warms my heart. Every word washes over me. Leaving me hopeful that love is still there. Even through everything that has happened and yet to. I should...
    ErinTripp94 ErinTripp94 18-21, F Sep 19

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    I know that you came into my life for a reason. Though our time together has been brief you came at a time when I was tired of my life. I needed someone to save me and you...
    Sheritan Sheritan 41-45, M Sep 21

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    "Young at Heart" There is a nine-year old child; With trapped mockingbird eyes. Unrequited love pinned to heart's wild. Her eyes polluted with amber slivers; Springy sienna curls...
    weepingveil weepingveil 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    Last Dance Intensity flowing so deep my lips can't split to speak... ... Fear of rejection while holding you in my eyes; I see... ...I love with my heart bleeding down my arm; your...
    RebelOfSouthernEnvy369 RebelOfSouthernEnvy369 41-45, F Sep 12

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    Air and Water It's so sad to let you go You've been in my every thought For far too long... I just feel like… I'm dreaming a dream, and I'm grabbing hold of every small...
    TheMaverickWoman TheMaverickWoman 36-40, F Sep 16

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    There's a funny thing in funnytown. It's a backwards boy who's upside down. His feet are where his head should be. And there is this that puzzles me. If his head is always on the...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 19

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    Man versus Pan (picture Robert Doisneau) There is a Man, all curly hair and full of sweat, Fighting Pan... Half man, half beast, An animal rack, You being swept away Once you're...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    If I cry alone If I cry alone, am I like the tree falling in the forest? the one that if there's no-one to hear it then does it make a sound? Does pain have a voice? Or a...
    AudreyLovesGirls AudreyLovesGirls 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    Over and overThere was a dream that kept reoccurring;Over and overWhat we did and what we would do.Getting right down to the heart of it,We were always on the verge of walking away...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 4

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    'Surface conversation and the blind observation that hands feel like hands in the middle of the dark, but his voice don't sound like yours no matter how many lights I turn off...'
    Calsi704 Calsi704 18-21, F Sep 5

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    If you could read my mind you'd be in tears.- Unknown
    Pierce7891 Pierce7891 16-17, F Sep 5

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    You're too young to let the world destroy you.- Unknown
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    What Will You Say - Clayton Jennings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfeSgUo-5zA
    TheGordman TheGordman 18-21, M Sep 5

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    Locked away, Behind these doors, This damned room, This god damn floor. All alone, What I wanted, But my mind, It's so haunted. Thoughts of you, They plague my brain. Give me an...
    fredericothemexican fredericothemexican 18-21, M Sep 6

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    "A Calling on the wind"Five years onFrom the start of a changeDirection unknownBut a calling in the windThoughts drawn far awaySearching in the darkWings spread for flightA calling...
    charlie1960 charlie1960 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    I don't think I'm that great at it, but it sure does make me happy and that's all that matters!
    picses2222 picses2222 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Any soul that drank the nectar of your passion was lifted.From that water of life he is in a state of elation.Death came, smelled me, and sensed your fragrance instead.From then on...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Annotations carved into her pale white skin Dripping down her wrist Soon will scar up And join her personal gallery She's an artist, But her work won't be shown until she's gone.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Sep 12

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    Boy on the clothes line (picture by Robert Doisneau) I don't need an apology For hanging me out to dry Fashion having it I think it's quite a perfect fit And I actually quite like...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 14

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    My mind, on a philosophical current, completing the enigma which acts a deterrent, to all forms of darkness, pain and despair compelling the truth, hanging in the air..... *Enough...
    Roninturnedmartyr Roninturnedmartyr 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    I'll share one on here soon
    mojo0101 mojo0101 13-15, F Sep 21

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    I am not depressed I can still smile at pretty things. And laugh when jokes are funny. I can still talk to people. And enjoy nice days. But when I go inside, When I am alone...
    MarissaSimmonds MarissaSimmonds 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world, determined to do the only thing you could do...
    mistletoe41 mistletoe41 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    β€πŸ’•πŸ’˜πŸ’” ~Edgar Allen Poe~
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I started writing poetry after my big brother died when I was 14 to find a way to express my feelings. But it wasn’t until 2013 when I started to actually publishing my poems on...
    JustPatty JustPatty 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    Annabel Lee By Edgar Allan 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...
    crescendo282 crescendo282 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, Read by Vincent Price 
    JetBoyJetGirl JetBoyJetGirl 18-21, F Sep 15

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    β€œI have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends will call it.” ― Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia
    wtfitsmeee wtfitsmeee 18-21, M Sep 6

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    What do you call someone who speaks 3 languages? -trilingual What do you call someone who speaks 2 languages? -bilingual What do you call someone who speaks 1 language? -French...
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 6 Responses Sep 20

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    I just love reading other poets work. The words are so powerful and lovely
    cocoastrawberry cocoastrawberry 18-21, F a week ago

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    I tried to post this poem but the EP censers rejected it. It's nothing more than the love shared through poetry for my wife. I see nothing in it that should warrant rejection so if...
    SuperFisherMan SuperFisherMan 70+, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I love to write poems...........
    anumnemosene anumnemosene 13-15, F Sep 5