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Annabel Lee

June 4, 2012

One of my favorite Poem is Annabel Lee written by the American Poet Edgar Allan Poe. I remember reading it when I was much younger and found it striking immediately. The poem , as I have understood, is a lament of a lover whose love has been taken away. Their love was so strong and pure that the Angels above got jealous and took the bride away..! (to death)
Can not, a love so strong go ahead without any obstacles? Is the evil-eye for real? The poet has beautifully written the lines , that the reader can clearly picture each of them and feel the pain of the two lovers.
Two lovers who knew nothing but to love each other immensely and death came in the form of a chilled wind and broke their hearts,stole their dreams.
Annabel Lee is the star and the bride in this poem. Lovely name too. The narrator(her lover) is reminded of Annabel Lee as he lies by the tomb by the sea..
The theme is somewhat childish love, the love during youth. And therefore it contains a lot of romantic emotions and is expressed gently. Reading this poem is sure to give you a nostalgic feeling..

When I read it the first time I truly wished for a true love to happen soon sometime in my life! 🙂 (one without objections)

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
By the name of ANNABEL LEE;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she 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, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn 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 the cloud by night,
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 feel 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 the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Edgar Allan Poe

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