Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Annabel Lee - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
........................
........................
read full text »

Form: Ballad


Comments about Annabel Lee by Edgar Allan Poe

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

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

    36 person liked.
    31 person did not like.
  • 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 - 2 Points Ecem Gerede (3/23/2015 2:06:00 AM)

    I agree with you. But I like his short stories more than his poems.

  • Veteran Poet - 1,338 Points Panmelys Panmelys (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 - 1,715 Points Norman Wang (1/17/2015 10:42:00 AM)

    a touching and beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,715 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 - 323 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

    Rookie - 0 Points John Kearns (5/15/2015 6:34:00 AM)

    Yes my dear, I am still waiting also. ha ha :)

  • Silver Star - 3,650 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 - 184 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 - 828 Points Crystal Pierce (3/28/2015 3:18:00 PM)

    So true!

  • Veteran Poet - 1,515 Points Mark Arvizu (10/14/2014 12:56:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 368 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

    Rookie - 0 Points John Kearns (5/15/2015 6:35:00 AM)

    I agree with you John...Poe was a national treasure and still bearing gifts to us all.

  • Gold Star - 4,988 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 - 500 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,039 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,830 Points Ray Subrata Ray (7/20/2014 4:07:00 AM)

    Poe immortalizes here in Annabel Lee his first love that he could not translate into earthly reality. Once again, no poet can overcome the personal impressions in poetry. Here in this poem -the unrequited love revives, and the poet treasures it as unearthly bliss. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,830 Points Ray Subrata Ray (7/20/2014 3:58:00 AM)

    The Immortal Love.

    It were a damsel she,
    And adolescent me,
    Sweet fifteen and tempest twenty.

    It was a miraculous chemistry,
    Of eye and heart,
    It was an invisible bond above artless art .

    It was a lease far above the Everest,
    More beneath the Specific Ocean,
    That like a grotesque sprang amidst us,
    It was all prevailing with no body and touch!

    She needs no name, so the me of mine,
    For we have the radioactive Unconscious,
    That defying Time and Space shines.

    While she denounced the world,
    And left me alone to care the treasure,
    I dug and dug my own well,
    And flashed she, when I reached the water level. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 22,689 Points * Sunprincess * (6/20/2014 12:34:00 PM)

    ...........truly this is one unforgettable write....this poem must be read time and time again... (Report) Reply










[Hata Bildir]