Edgar Allan Poe

endorphinjunkie(z7bAlabama)January 19, 2011

Will lift a glass in celebration today. The era of the Poe toaster may be over in Baltimore. He/she was no show last night. Wonder if some free spirited soul will ever take up the reigns.

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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.

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oscarthecat(z7MD)

I cannot say as to the mysterious person who visited the Poe gravesite so faithfully. However I can tell you that from time to time that cold wind still blows here in Baltimore town. Steve in Baltimore County

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 9:39AM
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wowanniewow

I hope someone does take up the cause - even the paper down here in Orlando noted that last night he/she was a no-show. I was imagining some old person in a nursing home bed, mute from stroke and not able to hand down the tradition. Cheers to you, Mr. Poe!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 10:18AM
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rob333

:(

Quote the raven, "Nevermore".

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 10:44AM
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ejmoore510(7)

What a wonderful surprise here today! Thanks!

    Bookmark   January 19, 2011 at 2:10PM
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Pidge

I may be wrong, but I think that the mysterious visitor didn't show up last year, either. End of an era, I guess.

    Bookmark   January 23, 2011 at 10:24AM
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