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Edgar Allan Poe

Posted by endorphinjunkie z7bAlabama (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 19, 11 at 8:58

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.


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.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Edgar Allan Poe

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

RE: Edgar Allan Poe

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!

RE: Edgar Allan Poe


Quote the raven, "Nevermore".

RE: Edgar Allan Poe

What a wonderful surprise here today! Thanks!

RE: Edgar Allan Poe

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

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