Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Alone


From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
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  • Gold Star - 10,094 Points * Sunprincess * (1/6/2014 9:39:00 PM)

    .......this poem causes me to wonder if he was an only child...
    it is a poem of childhood wonder and mystery
    ~And all I loved, I loved alone.
    Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
    Of a most stormy life- was drawn
    From every depth of good and ill
    The mystery which binds me still: ~ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alam Saj M.n (11/9/2013 4:52:00 AM)

    really awsome poem..... I wonder where from u get such wonderful THEMES for poems... GREAT.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Aisha Baranowska (10/23/2013 3:49:00 AM)

    This is a true masterpiece...! How beautiful...! I always have this particular poem in my mind, very present in my daily struggles with life and reality, when the lonely hours fleeting to me seem eternity - and I meditate the pointlessness of things... I am full of admiration for Poe's genius and for the inmense beauty of these lines, as they speak to my heart - they express my own feelings and perceptions, and my own personality. It is as if I was reading about myself... I love it! I truly love it... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 568 Points Shahzia Batool (10/17/2013 1:44:00 AM)

    From childhood's hour I have not been
    As others were; I have not seen
    As others saw; I could not bring
    My passions from a common spring.
    From the same source I have not taken
    My sorrow; I could not awaken
    My heart to joy at the same tone;
    And all I loved, I loved alone.

    the best one...Edgar Allan Poe... my best one! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 145 Points Terrance Tracy (10/13/2013 5:57:00 AM)

    I know the world that Poe was trapped in.
    Unlike Poe I found a way out of the darkness of futility.
    I saw the light that put my demons to flight,
    Poe seems to have been content with the dark world of emotion. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Donna Clements (9/23/2013 1:40:00 PM)

    I adore Edgar Allan Poe, his poems and writes. I suppose my favorite poem of his would be Alone. (Report) Reply

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