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 Allen Barnes (1/27/2010 10:57:00 PM)

    This was my wife's favorite poem. When she was dying of cancer, we used to read this to each other. I feel it truly expresses the love between two people. Maybe the Angels are envious of this kind of love after all. For she was 'Loved with a Love that was more than Love.' I wish you all this Love.
    Allen (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Diana Ferrer (1/15/2010 7:01:00 PM)

    Edgar is my favorite! Hes so tim burton, lol but seriously, what fantastic poems this is my favorite of his! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Leah Powers (1/10/2010 5:19:00 PM)

    Poe was an unconventional romantic. He is one of my favorite poets of all time. There is no comparison. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Melissia Ann Senter (12/26/2009 11:03:00 PM)

    This has always been a favorite of mine I love this poem when I was in the 7th grade my litature teacher had us to memerize this poem and recite in front of the whole class word for word and I have never forgotten it this was a greatr poem written by one of the greatest poets Melissia Ann (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Annabel Lee (12/20/2009 5:01:00 PM)

    No words may describe how I feel about this poem, for this poem deserves more than a meaningless word, it needs thoughts and feelings from people like us who truely are in love with this poem and are truely and farely in love with the woman or man of their dreams and desires....... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Chantaria Stmarc (12/11/2009 5:08:00 PM)

    i absolutely love this poem! ! ! !
    Edgar Allan Poe is one of my most favorite poets! !

    would everybody be so kind and check out my poems
    and leave a comment on them? =] (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ross Tirapelle (11/25/2009 9:47:00 PM)

    It is beautiful because it is a bit twisted and disturbing, not in spite of it. Anyways, the ghost in my house liked it when I read it aloud... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jacqueline Swartz (11/22/2009 11:08:00 AM)

    Vic Bassetti, with poetry you have to think outside the box. It does not literally mean that a man is lying down beside his dead wife. It is all about interpretation. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Vic Bassetti (11/19/2009 12:05:00 PM)

    Everyone says how beautiful they think this poem is but if find it more twisted and disturbing. The guy that Poe is writing about is literally laying next to his rotting dead wife in the closed space of the tomb... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shiela Marie Anunciacion (11/9/2009 5:53:00 AM)

    I've used this poem by Edgar Allan Poe in my declamation during my second year in high school... and I won the championship. That's why this poem is something really memorable for me. I love how much the author remembers Annabel... ^_^ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Frank V. Gardner (11/8/2009 9:55:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe left us here “many and many a year ago, ” (160 years) in our poetic “kingdom by the sea, ” to dream, as he did, of our “Annabels.”

    What a gift we have ever, that none can dissever, our souls from the ones that we love.
    We have Poe and Annabel giving us beautiful
    Dreams as we continue to love.

    I am inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and many others, such as William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who wrote iambic lines.

    Thirty-seven years ago I wrote: “It’s this bound verse that captured me;
    Poetic pen and all.
    It’s why I write iambic lines
    And have myself a ball.”

    I was gone from Poem Hunter for much of the past three years because of health issues. I’m back now, approaching age 87 next month, more enthusiastic than ever. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Frank V. Gardner (11/8/2009 9:52:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe left us here “many and many a year ago, ” (160 years) in our poetic “kingdom by the sea, ” to dream, as he did, of our “Annabels.”

    What a gift we have ever, that none can dissever, our souls from the ones that we love.
    We have Poe and Annabel giving us beautiful
    Dreams as we continue to love.

    I am inspired by Edgar Allan Poe and many others, such as William Shakespeare, Rudyard Kipling, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, who wrote iambic lines.

    Thirty-seven years ago I wrote: “It’s this bound verse that captured me;
    Poetic pen and all.
    It’s why I write iambic lines
    And have myself a ball.”

    I was gone from Poem Hunter for much of the past three years because of health issues. I’m back now, approaching age 87 next month, more enthusiastic than ever. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Lewis Neil Is Awsome (11/4/2009 4:45:00 PM)

    Wow, that was pretty good, but i hear there is this poem called 'Neil is awsome', it was life changing and insperational. Read it and vote it a 10! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Denise Neufeld (10/30/2009 10:47:00 PM)

    Beautiful Poem, I have created a picture that was inspired by this poem.
    www.deniseneufeld.blogspot.com (Report) Reply

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