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29-03-2012, 05:14 PM
Edgar Allan Poe
Are there any Edgar Allan Poe readers here?
I personally have loved these by him:
"Annabel Lee"
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 we loved with a love that was more than love-
I and my Annabel Lee;
With a love that the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

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.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.
Of course his longer works:
The Tell Tale Heart
The Masque of the Red Death
The Black Cat
Think there are some others I really loved too..just their names now escape me. *DRAT* Weeping
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29-03-2012, 05:56 PM
RE: Edgar Allan Poe
"Villains! Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart!"

In real life, I am prone to shouting that whenever someone says the word villains Tongue

"But the point is, find somebody to love. Everything else is overrated." - HouseofCantor
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29-03-2012, 06:02 PM
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(29-03-2012 05:56 PM)Smooshmonster Wrote:  "Villains! Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart!"

In real life, I am prone to shouting that whenever someone says the word villains Tongue

Lol! That must turn a few heads!
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29-03-2012, 06:13 PM
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(29-03-2012 06:02 PM)AnotherSinner Wrote:  
(29-03-2012 05:56 PM)Smooshmonster Wrote:  "Villains! Dissemble no more! I admit the deed! Tear up the planks! Here, here! It is the beating of his hideous heart!"

In real life, I am prone to shouting that whenever someone says the word villains Tongue

Lol! That must turn a few heads!

It's always awesome when someone just gets it though.

I think the first thing I read by Poe was a short story called the Cask of Amontillado. So morbid it had me hooked, and I started reading the poetry too.

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29-03-2012, 06:14 PM
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(29-03-2012 06:13 PM)Smooshmonster Wrote:  
(29-03-2012 06:02 PM)AnotherSinner Wrote:  Lol! That must turn a few heads!

It's always awesome when someone just gets it though.

I think the first thing I read by Poe was a short story called the Cask of Amontillado. So morbid it had me hooked, and I started reading the poetry too.
That is one of my unnamed favorites! Yay! First one I read myself too!
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29-03-2012, 07:31 PM (This post was last modified: 30-03-2012 07:39 AM by Erxomai.)
RE: Edgar Allan Poe
Annabell Lee is one of my favorite poems. Nice choice. Smile
Since I have to do something different, I'll go with the classic:
ELDORADO

Gaily bedight
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.
But he grew old—
This knight so bold—
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow—
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be—
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied,
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

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29-03-2012, 10:09 PM
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"FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, MONTRESOR!" "Yes," I said, "for the love of God!"

That wold be my favorite line of all time. From the Cask of Amontillado.
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30-03-2012, 04:11 AM
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Eldorado is another one of my favourites as well. As part of a school assignment we had to memorise it and now, 15 years later, I can still quote it from memory. It's just that good it sticks in your head.

But I'm not sure, I think you're missing the first line of the poem. Doesn't it start "gaily bedight?" or something unintelligeble like that?

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30-03-2012, 07:39 AM
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(30-03-2012 04:11 AM)Smooshmonster Wrote:  Eldorado is another one of my favourites as well. As part of a school assignment we had to memorise it and now, 15 years later, I can still quote it from memory. It's just that good it sticks in your head.

But I'm not sure, I think you're missing the first line of the poem. Doesn't it start "gaily bedight?" or something unintelligeble like that?
Yikes! You're right, Smoosh!
The place I copied it from had the first line as a funky graphic so it didn't transfer. Blush
Fixed now. Smile

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