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I Love the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

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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

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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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    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 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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    Eap

    Poe is my idol. I write dark poetry. He inspires me.people say my writing is like his, but he will always be better. He's the king of poetry!
    CamAnn CamAnn 16-17, F Oct 17, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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 53 Responses Oct 20, 2008

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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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, Read by Vincent Price 
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    “I have great faith in fools - self-confidence my friends will call it.” ― Edgar Allan Poe, Marginalia
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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...
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    ~Short & Sweet~ I write poetry... Oh yes I do & to the world my thoughts, I love to spew a poet, discovered, myself, who knew it wasn't always, like it is now words pouring out...
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    She Walks in Beauty BY LORD BYRON (GEORGE GORDON) She walks in beauty, like the night Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright Meet in...
    crandall71 crandall71 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    I appreciate poetry. I don't write it myself much, but when I read the poetry of others I feel like the beauty and mystery of life has been artfully plucked from the air and woven...
    FinlayBrowne FinlayBrowne 31-35, F Sep 9

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    I kind of recently started writing poetry. I started writing poetry the beginning of last year. A friend of mine got me into it and from then on I wrote a lot of poetry. I mostly...
    Culinaryman23 Culinaryman23 22-25, M Aug 22

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    "What is poetry?" a lady asked a poet, and he answered, "What is poetry? And you ask me that?...poetry...is you".
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I absolutely love reading poetry. If anyone has the bravery and time, I would love to see some original poetry, it kinda has that heartwarming effect.
    drunkinlove23 drunkinlove23 18-21, F Sep 11

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    As The World Rhymes: A True Story of A Man That Rhymes by: Rob Paquin I've been rhyming a real long time. Hell, it goes all the way back to my formative years when I was writing...
    TheHiker TheHiker 41-45, M 3 Responses Sep 12

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    Update time! So everyone has been asking for an update so I will post a relatively small one since not much has happened since my last posts. So I am really appreciative for...
    Dpreukssiya Dpreukssiya 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    I remember analyzing this poem in a college English course. The professor wanted us to dissect this to death. Traumatizing really... As i find an appreciation for poetry I didn't...
    NeelraDorianGray NeelraDorianGray 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I Love Animals Baked and broiled, grilled and fried. So good, I'm gonna die. Roasted, stewed, and barbecued. I love animals, how 'bout you? This 'poem' came into existence as a...
    DinosaurPie DinosaurPie 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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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...
    saffaismail saffaismail 16-17, F Sep 6

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    i write a lot of poetry It was sort of strange how i got started. I have a friend who lives in California. we went to school together 55 years ago.I happened to connect with her on...
    aniowagirl aniowagirl 66-70, F Sep 11

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    And still more,later flowers for the bees, until they think warm days will never cease! ! thanks John for the nice work, tbh, I deeply like poetry and writing and it's like I'm...
    Martin7470 Martin7470 18-21, M 23 hrs ago

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    Sorry guys I'm posting so much today! But I was digging through my email and I still have some of the emails that me (And my now former teacher!) Exchanged while we were both still...
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    Poetry of Hafiz (Persian poet) I said I long for thee You said your sorrows will end. Be my moon, rise up for me Only if it will ascend. I said, from lovers learn How with...
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    I do a lot of freestyle writing that I depict as 'dark poetry' open your minds. Let me know what you think please ----- Interlude: food for thought It's not always how you...
    Coranpharel Coranpharel 18-21, M Sep 4

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    "Medicine, law, business, engineering, these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love, these are what we stay alive for."
    itsvanii itsvanii 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    I love to write poetry it's my way of expressing myself <3
    XoxJazzyxox XoxJazzyxox 22-25, F Aug 28

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    correct, and this one time my random poetry turned into a book lol... i believe i'm still the only one who actually love its content after spending some money for it XD
    yayforKay yayforKay 22-25, F Aug 28

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    I Am What I Am #2 I am true. I may be a fake smile, but I am real. I have a real beating heart that loves until it is forced to hate. I admit that I do hate, even though it is...
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    I started writing when I was 9 years old. I found myself hidden in a far corner, with pieces of paper and little tiny nubby pencils. Writing has always been my outlet and way of...
    TooUnbearable TooUnbearable 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 7

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    I can't stop writing. Its an absolute necessity for me, an addiction even. I look for new forums to express myself. Though I realize EP is not likely a place where my work will be...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    Poetry of Hafiz: When God designed your features and joined your brows Paved my way, then trapped me with your gestures & bows The spruce and I, both rooted to the ground Fate...
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    I have many favorites. Here is one I've been thinking about a lot lately: http://worlds-poetry.com/william_carlos_williams/the_ivy_crown
    zmc67 zmc67 22-25, M a week ago

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    Poetry of Hafiz : Don’t let your hair with the wind blow, Else to the wind, caution I’ll throw. Don’t let foundations elegantly grow, Else my foundation will dissolve and go...
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    ~Responsive~ I wrote this for you Wyesman.. lol Is this poetry, or something else I once was told, but have forgot myself If you think that it, all has to rhyme Go read the...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 6 days ago

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