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I Love the Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe

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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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I want to love you without walls around this rattling birdcage heart but I can't stop the thought that even though you've said you are strong enough to last the storms, that you...
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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 12 hrs ago

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    The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe, Read by Vincent Price 
    JetBoyJetGirl JetBoyJetGirl 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    “I 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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    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 life has been a dream Yet, if hope has flown away In a night...
    agbells13 agbells13 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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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...
    WaterfallDrops WaterfallDrops 22-25, M 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Poetry of Hafiz : I am drunk with Love, bearer, bring me some wine This feast without a full jug, will run down and decline. Describing that beauty, neither seems right and nor...
    Sia17 Sia17 16-17, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Persian poetry of Hafiz : 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 compassion...
    Sia17 Sia17 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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    "winter was her walking" he walked slowly through the dead leaves speaking aloud his poem of the heart his world was indian summer that day she had smiled winter was her walking...
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    Blood of insanity. By Strivexwolf. A river flows one way, Blood flows many, Water is one, People are many, People hide truth, Yet people hold true, I am nothing...
    SabrinaRavenCroft SabrinaRavenCroft 18-21, T 4 hrs ago

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    Forough Farrokhzad (1935 – 1967): The Dawn of Love: The pane of my soul- is like the skyline– from the moon, it takes- its glow and shine! Tonight, tonight, I run from- the...
    Sia17 Sia17 16-17, M 13 hrs ago

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    After long silence - WB Yeats Speech after long silence; it is right, All other lovers being estranged or dead, Unfriendly lamplight hid under its shade, The curtains drawn...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 3 hrs ago

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    There's just something about that accent that makes me melt. It wouldn't matter if someone was reading out the phone book, it'd still sound like poetry.
    Karmicjoy Karmicjoy 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    So 10 - 15 years ago I use to be something like like this, can't remember exactly , it was like ten or more years ago lol, but would make some stuff up and text the girl I was...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M 1 hr 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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    Oh Brain Oh Brain Concentrate! I have to concentrate. This is important, this poem. A poem about poetry. I have to do this, I CAN do this. Oh, look, a butterfly! I love butterflies...
    TexasGrandpa TexasGrandpa 56-60, M Aug 21

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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 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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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    Oh dear heavens yes... My poetry is dark as crap. If you ever want poetry that will make you depressed then I've got you covered.
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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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 6 days 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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    Shakespeare lover of mine, what inspired you to write pieces that stood the test of time? Did you take a deep breath, look around, and expressed what overflowed in your bosom? How...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F Aug 20

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    I'm a horrible writer, but I find it easier to express myself through writing. I write poetry, or " diary entries" and its the best way for me to let all of my anger, or...
    secretsXlie secretsXlie 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 21

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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