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I Love the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

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    Poe Event In Charleston, Sc In October

    "Edgar Allan Poe:  Back From the Grave" is a yearly performance art event on Sullivan's Island, near Charleston, SC.  It takes place inside the historic Fort Moultrie where Poe was a soldier.  It includes dozens of actors, amazing special effects and musical...
    creativecarol creativecarol 56-60, F Mar 2, 2010

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    Just A Dream

    All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. Edgar Allan Poe
    VincentVanGogh VincentVanGogh 13-15, F Jun 27, 2012

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    The Alan Parsons Project...

    Tales of Mystery and Imagination, boy did I play the groves off of that one. Any other fans?
    warmwhisper warmwhisper 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 1, 2010

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    "All that we see or seem,

    is but a dream within a dream" I have this quote tattooed on my arm, and it never fails to bedazzle me. Edgar Allan Poe is definitely an amazing poet and he is by far my favourite.
    MsDesolated MsDesolated 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    What I Would Give To Meet Him

    "Deep into that darkness, peering.... ....Long I stood there... ......Wondering.... ......Fearing..... ........Doubting" Never has there been a poet nor master of short stories to capture my emotions, imagination, and curiosity as EAP has. He...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 16, 2012

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    Annabelle Lee Is My Favorite.

    It moved me to tears. It's just so powerful.
    LaceinBlack LaceinBlack 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2012

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    Never Really Never More

    ya know, ive never really been into edgar allen poe poetry,,, i dont barely remeber his words and meanings either,, when i looked for poetry though he'd b the 1st guy i'd look for, i admire him.      once again although i never got into into into his...
    thsone thsone 22-25, F Apr 26, 2010

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    To F_______s S. O________d Thou wouldst be

    loved? - then let thy heart From it's present pathway part not! Being everything which now thou art, Be nothing which thou art not. So with the world thy gentle ways, Thy grace, thy more than beauty, Shall be an endless theme of praise, And love - a simple duty...
    MissButterfly007 MissButterfly007 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18, 2014

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    "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." I can't get over how beautiful Annabel Lee is. Poe's love...
    impulsivedreams impulsivedreams 16-17, F Dec 9, 2013

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    “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 lov ed 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...
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 5 Responses Oct 19, 2014

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    A Dream Within a Dream

    I first read this is high school and fell in love with it. It was shortly after the break-up with my first boyfriend and the poem seemed to capture my feelings. All these years later, and after much study of life, the universe and everything, I do think that all we see or seem...
    datura datura 56-60, F 52 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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    "I became insane, With long intervals of

    horrible sanity" ~ Edgar Allan Poe
    Terrabyte12 Terrabyte12 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    Eagerly I Wished The Morrow;

    This particular excerpt from the Raven actually has inspired me to no longer be eager to to postpone things. Midnight arrives and you already hope that the day is done with and another morrow occurs. This is a fallacy in life. Do not be eager for the morrow. Be prepared and...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33 26-30, M 3 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    Edgar Allan Poe: Life, Love And Poetry

    There is, but one man, whom by simply uttering his name, brings along visuals of the dark and dreary horror of the most secretive parts of the human psyche. Edgar Allan Poe; his reputation precedes him as a man with a grim imagination--with tales of terror, murder and petrifying...
    SoulSucker SoulSucker 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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    A Dream Within A Dream

    .... In a night or in a day, in a vision or in none. Is it therefore the less gone?......
    BrokenTomBoy BrokenTomBoy 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 2, 2013

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    The End Of "The Raven"

    by Poe's cat.I had posted this story before. But due to it's hilarity I just had to post it again.On a night quite unenchanting, when the rain was downward slanting, I awakened to the ranting of the man I catch mice for. Tipsy and a bit unshaven, in a tone I found quite craven...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 16, 2013

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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 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...
    crandall71 crandall71 41-45, M Sep 21, 2014

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    Poe Ingredient

    If I could make myself the perfect (imperfect) soul mate, he would be a mixture of Edgar Allan Poe, H.P Lovecraft, William S. Burroughs with a dash of Sylvia Plathe for good measure.
    Trenchantly Trenchantly 18-21, F Dec 1, 2012

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    One Of My Favorites

    Is it possible to be in love with a dead poet? I had to name my cat Edgar Allan Paw.
    highwavingheather highwavingheather 26-30, F Jun 21, 2010

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    I do not love you as if you were salt-rose, or topaz, or the arrow of carnations the fire shoots off. I love you as certain dark things are to be loved, in secret, between the...
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    My favorite poem is the Raven and the tell tale heart Edgar Allan Poe is amazing
    tuonogyrl tuonogyrl 13-15, F Mar 1

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    Sometimes I'm terrified of my heart; of it's constant hunger for whatever it wants. The way it stops and starts. Edgar Allan Poe
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    It's called Nevermore and it's based on The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe and is one of the greatest songs we have ever preformed in my middle school concert band (two years ago) we got...
    Shortandsweet1999 Shortandsweet1999 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    And he was so perfect and he was so nice and he was so caring and he wasn't real. It's been almost two years and we keep going back and forth. I'd disappear, he'd disappear. One of...
    tracingletters tracingletters 16-17, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I love poetry, and its been a while since ive read some but ive always like the "how do I love thee" style of mockery. Although its dark, it didnt quite fit in any of the dark...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    "I Write Poetry"From My Window I look out the window just passing time A diversion from this life of mine People come and go I just watch and enjoy the show People are busy, so...
    DudeNameJim DudeNameJim 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    "Joy is not being in love and not being bitter. It is agreement. It is friendship. Joy is a polaroid army crawling its way into life. It is being beautiful without a man telling...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 5 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    This poem from the GREAT Sheldon Allan "Shel" Silverstein has been made an EQUALLY AWESOME SONG by John MacCauley of Deer Tick fame https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FOZ0WsBK_Ww...
    2cool4school 2cool4school 36-40 Mar 3

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    There's great truth in poetry disguised as sex and sex disguised as poetry.
    Milesfromyou Milesfromyou 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    She is an open poetry book. Her words spill onto the pages of my heart and rest there, praying that one day I can unscramble them and decipher her life story. She left me a ransom...
    bleuswain bleuswain 18-21, F Mar 10

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    I write poetry but almost no one outside my family knows this. I am afraid of coming across as some elitist too-sensitive-for-this-world type of person. I do not think it makes me...
    caralouise caralouise 46-50, F Mar 12

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    If you love slam poetry like I do, please watch this 3-minute slam poem of mine called "Skinny Love." :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkkjZ7-GJLk
    Musicwillsaveyoursoul Musicwillsaveyoursoul 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Poetry is how we say to the world, and to each other, "I am here." I talk about poetry as a way to document the world and our common experiences, to say what needs to be said in a...
    jonbz17 jonbz17 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    Kanye West "bittersweet poetry" ( started as a poem for"Def Poetry Jam" he later turned it into a song feat. John Meyer............ See what I want so much, should never hurt...
    reese187 reese187 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    Man and Woman Man is the most elevated of creatures, Woman the most sublime of ideals. God made for man a throne; for Woman an altar. The throne exalts; the altar sanctifies...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    This is not my usual poetry.. This is me being raw before I explode. Enough. Leave me in peace. How can you expect me to like you when you unknowingly fractured my own ability...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Broken Glass Mirrors I am a shy mental mute Who rarely ever likes to distribute my feelings And as if being different was bad enough I was an outcast I still have red marks and...
    GlassMirrors GlassMirrors 13-15 Mar 5

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    Poetry is like a breath of fresh air
    chiterra chiterra 16-17, F Mar 19

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    Some kinds of poetry are like Thai fruit carving displays for me. It's gorgeous, but I can't eat it. I appreciate it, but don't necessarily understand it. This is a poem that I...
    AlDhari AlDhari 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    All This And Heaven Too And the heart is hard to translate It has a language of its own It talks in tongues and quiet sighs, And prayers and proclamations In the grand days of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Do so many people actually write poetry, looking at their experiences? It's kind of hard to believe, man.
    DarkLoser DarkLoser 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Call it what he will...dark, lousy, sappy, mediocre, political, etc...I call it bright, inspiring, beautiful, brilliant, etc..... ....L❤️VE his writing...YES I DO!! John...
    Loverofpeace Loverofpeace 41-45, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I find myself saying things in conversation that could be mistaken as poetry. For example, I was talking to someone, and I randomly typed this out of nowhere. "Have you ever looked...
    MarimbaJake MarimbaJake 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 4

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    Poetry is taking an ache and making it sing