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Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Annabel Lee

I was given a drawing of a tattooed lady.
I somehow combined it with a quote from E.A. Poe's poem "Annabel Lee"...
Beautiful and sad..
Here it goes:

Annabel Lee
by Edgar Allan Poe (1849)

"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.
She was a child and I 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 by night
Chilling my Annabel Lee;
So that her high-born 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 a cloud, 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 see 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 her sepulchre there by the sea--
In her tomb by the side of the sea."


Blogger Will Powers said...

I like your blog...

3:34 AM  
Blogger CheeseFiend said...

Thank you :)

3:46 AM  
Blogger Amethystfish said...

this is my absolute facourite edgar allen poe poem :)

it was about his wife and how much he loved her, it's just so beautiful

2:16 AM  

Very nice. I too am enjoying your blog. I am sorry that it hs taken me this long to tell you. I actually read it a few days ago. :)

5:40 AM  
Blogger CheeseFiend said...

I know,i like it too David *wink**wink*

Displaced,your blog (ito speak in "forum slang") owns all!

4:10 PM  

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