May 19, 2011

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. 

By Edgar Allen Poe
Oh, here's a handkerchief, dear. I'm sobbing my eyes out too. But, this is my favorite poem of all time, so I love it anyway. Why? I think it is beautiful and tragic, and I love how their love is undying even after death. How lovely However, I would like to make it clear that I don't agree with all the theology in that poem: I really don't think the angels in heaven were jealous, and I am sure they were *way* happier in heaven. ;) What is your favorite poem?


Jemimah C. said...

Oh, so sad and yet sweet.

Ashley said...

Haunting, and beautiful. Somber and sweet. I love that poem now!!

Ashley said...

And those pictures you posted with it makes all the difference! ♥

Southern Belle said...

Thanks, both of you! ♥

Tristans_Isolde said...

I love that poem too! Its so tragically beautiful! The pictures you posted along with it were so gorgeous that I'm going to have to go back and look at them all again once I have finished this comment!
Beautiful post!

Anonymous said...

Southern Belle,

I'm actually not a fan of Mr. Poe (no tomatoes, please, for you will stain my favorite garments :).

However, I don't think I have read this particular poem by him. It was quite a moving poem, and I actually enjoyed it (but I am a wanna-be Poet, so of course I did). I think the pictures you used with this poem made the story all the better.

My favorite poem? Goodness! I'll have to get back to you on that. :)


-L. Rose

Miss Southern Prep said...

I remember reading this in school! It's so tragic, but I love it!

P.S. Thanks so much for following my blog! Have a wonderful week!

Sarah said...

ahh I love that poem, and the pictures you found to go along with it match so well!
Wearing It On My Sleeves

anthea1017 said...

I really don't have a favorite poem, but Annabel Lee is now my favorite poem.XD

christie said...

awww these photos made me smile!

The Bookness said...

Hun, my blog changed.

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