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I Love the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    “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 Oct 19

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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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    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 a week ago

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    I have Poe's Complete Works. I was introduced to his writings in high school. I was very fascinated by his writings in college. I ended up getting my B. A. in English Liberal Arts...
    SupremeEbonyGoddess SupremeEbonyGoddess 36-40, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    We are All Stars... Burning brightly in brilliant Light until we burn up and vanish back into the Blackness from which we came... Δ -Aaron La Lux, The Poetry Trilogy, Poetry...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M 1 day 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 Oct 22

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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 Oct 22

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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 Oct 22

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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 a week ago

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    Acceptance There are things I miss that I shouldn’t, and those I don’t that I should Sometimes we want what we couldn’t— sometimes we love who we could -my favorite poet...
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 5 days ago

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    “Then there is the boy you never stop thinking about. Whenever you see his name, it trips you up. Even it it’s one that belongs to many others, even if he belongs to someone...
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 5 days 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 6 days ago

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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...
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 4 days 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 Oct 21

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    I barely know you, she says, voice heavy with sleep. I don’t know your favorite color or how you like your coffee. What keeps you up at night or the lullabies that sing you to...
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 5 days ago

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    Luminance Through my eyes I see your beauty In my heart I feel your love I hold you in my arms even when moody You suppress your hope like a caged dove Your spirit shines and...
    fenrirandimpachi fenrirandimpachi 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    Nobody knows Just why we're here Could it be fate Or random circumstance At the right place At the right time Two roads intertwine And if the universe conspired To meld our lives...
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 4 days ago

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    I write because you exist. -MF
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F Oct 21

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    Shane Koyczan- To this day
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 6 days ago

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    There was once a time and a place I think of I dream of So familiar, so distant Why do I long for something So unreal
    Bird488 Bird488 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Come a little closer flicker in flight We'll have about an inch space but I'm here I can breathe in what you breathe out The vacuous night steps aside To give meaning to Gemini's...
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 4 days ago

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    He and I collided like two predestined stars - and in that brief moment I felt what it was like to be immortal. - l.l.
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 3 days ago

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    And dear, I could give you my everything; but to you, I'd still be a nothing." -J.M.
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 2 days ago

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    And if you don't like me as I do you I understand, because who would really choose a daisy in a field of roses J.M. -couldn't be any truer
    Samwan Samwan 70+, F 2 days ago

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    I thought I was strong My mood was light My heart was joyous But it only lasts so long... Repeated texts and calls Feeling like I'm being attacked Fearing what he's going to say...
    tenderheart92 tenderheart92 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." - Edgar Allan Poe
    CassieJay CassieJay 18-21, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    "I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." — Edgar Allan Poe
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Oct 20

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

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    Propaganda.. 80's German Group..Their rendition of Edgar Alan Poe's Dream within a Dream.. with 40's video thrown in.(Robert Niven stars in it ) This is the best version of their...
    OkCountryBoy OkCountryBoy 66-70, M 4 days ago

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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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    Hold my breath as your words slam into me I'm struck and taste blood Seduction and heat The force of the feeling And I'm shattered in pieces I'm struck and taste blood You...
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I think I have mistook my own fate For I long for you in your absence And crave you like it is the very first day That we are saying sweet things to each other Learning of a love...