Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

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
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  • Rookie - 136 Points Red (3/2/2015 3:52:00 AM)

    Seriously beautiful writing with the most captivating imagery. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Hallie Gee (2/24/2015 11:28:00 AM)

    I like this poem as a song, it actually works. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 453 Points Jaishree Nair (2/8/2015 5:58:00 PM)

    A beautiful poem .hats off to the great poet (Report) Reply

  • Rookie J.r Mort (2/7/2015 3:18:00 AM)

    I named my daughter after this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ericka Casanova (2/4/2015 10:36:00 AM)

    This is my favorite poem from him😋 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie April Matthews (1/29/2015 4:32:00 PM)

    The Tell-Tale Heart is my favorite story by Poe but Annabel Lee is my favorite poem. I cherish all his writings. Nobody has ever written just like Poe and nobody ever will. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 432 Points Pamela Leschevin D'ere (1/23/2015 7:41:00 AM)

    This is a poem of how one can resurrect the beloved each night in the dream, and written with such simplicity of an
    aching heart, which so many of us have experienced - it echoes my two lines: Love is never wasted, even when it doesn't last. Panmelys (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,665 Points Norman Wang (1/17/2015 10:42:00 AM)

    a touching and beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,665 Points Norman Wang (1/17/2015 10:42:00 AM)

    a touching and beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 293 Points David Hockaday (1/11/2015 5:53:00 PM)

    Most beauitful poem of all times. My favorite. I hope one day I can write a poem this well written (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 304 Points Mary Jean Lyn Ollado (1/10/2015 9:57:00 PM)

    Very beautiful! It shows the undying love of two hearts even fate breaks them apart. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jennifer Lowe (1/5/2015 11:11:00 AM)

    When I read this as a kid my reaction was to hope someone would love me this much someday. Still waiting.....LOL (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,529 Points Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (11/8/2014 5:04:00 PM)

    This was one of the poems I could recite during student life. Just loved this and an inspiration of entering into the world of romance. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 182 Points Karen Sinclair (10/23/2014 1:26:00 PM)

    How beautifully these sad words roll off the tongue. My hero Such pain is felt reading this. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 829 Points Mark Arvizu (10/14/2014 12:56:00 AM)

    Haunting.......................... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 217 Points John Zwerenz (10/11/2014 7:27:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe is the most underrated poet of the last two Centuries. His poetic genius was unprecedented and he still possesses the most gilded diadems in the crown of poetic achievement. His verse speaks to the heart because Poe not only wrote poetry - he lived poetry.

    John Lars Zwerenz (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,181 Points Walterrean Salley (9/14/2014 11:26:00 PM)

    The pain and brokenness of the languishing Mr. Poe produced a poetic jewel. Intriguingly beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 404 Points Willian Menuci (9/8/2014 7:29:00 AM)

    Well, as somebody said sometime ago:
    The beautiful yet dark mind of Edgar Allan Poe
    This poem makes me sad and happy at the same time,
    He lost his precious love, but at least he had someone to love.
    Now his Annabel Lee lives forever by his side. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 632 Points Michael Hagwood (9/5/2014 1:09:00 PM)

    I think poe sometimes wrute poems too long (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 8,437 Points Michael Mcparland (8/20/2014 2:52:00 PM)

    Absolutely the most beautiful, touching, and heart breaking poem ever written. (Report) Reply



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