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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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    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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    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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    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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    "I became insane, With long intervals of

    horrible sanity" ~ Edgar Allan Poe
    Terrabyte12 Terrabyte12 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 8

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 11, 2012

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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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    "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.
    MsUnfathomable MsUnfathomable 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    “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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    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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    My favorite is "Annabelle Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe! I just love how it all slides together and the rhyme scheme. A beautiful piece of work! What are some of your favorites?
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    A Dream Within A Dream - Edgar Allan Poe 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 days have been a...
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    Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe. I got the complete editions of both of their work.
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I love Edgar Allan Poe! I really like The Raven, and The Cask of Amontillado
    velvetybat velvetybat 13-15, F Dec 6

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    That which you mistake for madness is but an overacuteness of the senses. Edgar Allan Poe
    Luvmylexus Luvmylexus 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    "Words, printed ones especially, are murderous things." -Edgar Allan Poe
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    IN Heaven a spirit doth dwell Whose heart-strings are a lute; None sing so wildly well As the angel Israfel, And the giddy stars (so legends tell), Ceasing their...
    CoffeeFlavoredKisses CoffeeFlavoredKisses 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 6

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    I kind of went crazy with buying books this week. spent over 100 bucks on these. I have issues. But, it was worth the money. They're collectibles! The outsides of the pages are...
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    "Most people ignore poetry because most poetry ignores people"
    sarahwhoknows sarahwhoknows 18-21, F Nov 26

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    Poetry in motion: Poetry in motion Filled with emotion The stoic bastion Proceeds with caution Well placed diction Not just caption In another edition Of our fiction No hesitation...
    ReflectiveMan ReflectiveMan 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Yes I'm an Introvert & that means I enjoy small intimate settings rather a noisy crowd. I love the sound of the nature instead of the noisy city. I can be shy at times but after a...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Nov 22

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    I don't want you Wait Yes I do.. Pour salt in the wounds That still bleed for you Forget her it's better I don't know the truth I don't want you I don't need you Wait Yes...
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F 7 Responses Dec 2

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    I usually don't like poetry because people who write it sounds stupid to me sometimes. Saying **** like "the wind was just an echo from my soul" that kinda poetry ****** me off...
    Wynnieskye Wynnieskye 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I know this might seem obvious already, but I love poetry. It's one of the few forms of writing that I enjoy writing over reading. I used to do it as a kid, write out little rhymes...
    BrokenWingedDove BrokenWingedDove 16-17 Nov 29

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    PoetryNEmotion PoetryNEmotion 51-55, F 21 Responses Nov 27

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    Poetry - Pablo Neruda And it was at that age ... Poetry arrived in search of me. I don't know, I don't know where it came from, from winter or a river. I don't know how or when...
    Welllaugh Welllaugh 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    I fell in love with this man the day I stumbled across this video poem: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15ihua_apfvl_music This guy loves Poetry so much, he had his last name...
    the7thsphere the7thsphere 36-40, M Dec 12

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    I don't claim to be a poet, though I sometimes write poetry, albeit poorly. I write what happens to be in, or pouring from, my heart and soul. This is for, to, and about, my best...
    waterbaby79 waterbaby79 31-35, F a week ago

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    I never used to like poetry but when my mentor sat me down about how I can experience new things to find my true talent, I gave in. So I stumbled across the first poem I ever wrote...
    Tattooheartxd Tattooheartxd 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 22

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