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I Love the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

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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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    "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 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    If poetry hasn't ripped apart your soul, you have not experienced poetry -Edgar Allan Poe
    eccentricpoe eccentricpoe 13-15, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    4 Songs I wish you were here with me right now you had me hooked when I saw that pretty smile something told me to keep you in my life dreaming of you, each and every night I can...
    Mr504 Mr504 36-40, M 13 hrs ago

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    When everything else is going bad in life I always turn to poetry or even books. It's nice to get lost in a fantasy world once in a while because then just for a short amount of...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    there was a time I wrote poetry. I ate it. I smelled it. I lived it. now I'm not into it much. but still I like a good verse or two.
    LittleCreates LittleCreates 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    My life has always been surrounded by beautiful words and potential phrases I could write in my next story or piece of poetry. Writing has always been my happiness and my way of...
    LittleMissIntrovert LittleMissIntrovert 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    My favorite part of of a poem I fell in love with long ago.... Men themselves have wondered What they see in me. They try so much But they can’t touch My inner mystery. When...
    Lucca909 Lucca909 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    True love is elusive, she said, sometimes I think it’s as rare as a red moon on a cloudless night. — Michael Faudet
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 3 days ago

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    Shane Koyczan- To this day
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 8 hrs ago

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    I write because you exist. -MF
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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 Sep 26

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    I was a late reader. I only learnt to read at the age of 7 when by chance an aunt bought me a book and asked me to read the title and I couldn't. There was a big hue and cry and...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    No One Is Innocent Let he who is pure, cast the first stone, with this I can assure, no stones will be thrown, for no one is innocent, each one of us has sinned, so we must be...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    ❤💕💘💔 ~Edgar Allen Poe~
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    How Poems are Made by Alice Walker Letting go in order to hold on I gradually understand how poems are made. There is a place the fear must go. There is a place the choice must...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I am a very shy woman however I love to write erotic poetry
    sandeekean sandeekean 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    reading words, that dance upon a page captivating the mind, in a play... where vision brings life, to all you see poetry, is love... its everything I see......
    moonlisrose moonlisrose 41-45, F 52 mins ago

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    I never share my poetry with people because I always write about my personal life. hopefully strangers will understand and enjoy what I write :) please let me know what you think.
    truefiction truefiction 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Non-believer I met a girl once. She shared a poem with me. It was about love and heart break. How she had hoped for a forever but was now left clinging to yesterday like a nun...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Funniest poem ever written? A poem on the underground wall by Simon and garfunkel. The last train is nearly due, The underground is closing soon, And in the dark deserted station...
    Sklein1 Sklein1 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    I wrote this poem about four years ago. It applies to what I am witnessing right now. The Blind Man A man of words he was, and words he was alone. For not only did the prison of...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    4 Songs I wish you were here with me right now you had me hooked when I saw that pretty smile something told me to keep you in my life dreaming of you, each and every night I can...
    Mr504 Mr504 36-40, M 13 hrs ago

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    Never give all the Heart Never give all the heart, for love Will hardly seem worth thinking of To passionate women if it seem Certain, and they never dream That it fades out from...
    thatguy1970 thatguy1970 41-45, M 16 hrs ago

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    You have lost the green scent of the forests To the concrete imagery of stone That blocks every ephemeral sight Of life. When we can speak of life's impermanence Say that, '' I...
    Thethinkingthinker Thethinkingthinker 16-17, M 23 hrs ago

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    Love Struck Life was a war from one heart to another, Twisted with knives, friends, foes and lovers, Caught in the headlights to face the drums, Fighting the trials, always on the...
    TaintedSnowflakes TaintedSnowflakes 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    BEAUTIFUL PEER PRESSURE Look at my corpse.. Attent at the life that linger around it She loves to ooze elegantly He crazes them into death Why would they care of such oblivion We...
    truefiction truefiction 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    BEAUTIFUL PEER PRESSURE Look at my corpse.. Attent at the life that linger around it.. She loves to ooze elegantly He crazes them into death Why would they care of such oblivion...
    truefiction truefiction 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Your friends warned you that he's just a trap you didn't believe them but he Broke up with you and your heart turned to black love is Just a cruel game played by many.
    sassy19love sassy19love 13-15 23 hrs ago

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    sitting here on our phones constantly hearing the beeping of text tones we are wasting away are humanly contact paying thousands of dollars every year for our phones contracts...
    sassy19love sassy19love 13-15 22 hrs ago

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    Failed love. The only one who holds me high is the person in my palm. And the only way I get relief is by my own beliefs. Once abandoned on a beautiful island with all you'll ever...
    truefiction truefiction 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    ∆ Another Goodbye ∆ I wish she wasn't so upset, when she left me, mad as she was when she left, but it's the only way she knows how leave me, believe me, I know the type, so...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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