Tri Duong

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.
18 Responses
  1. Anonymous Says:

    This is one of my favorite poems of all time!

  2. Psycho Man Says:

    This is a very beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Great poem, thanks for posting it.

  4. Flippy Says:

    This was inspirational to my own amateur poetry endeavors. You have no idea how much your blog helps to expand my horizons :D

  5. Sean Says:

    In the sepulchre there by the sea,
    In her tomb by the sounding sea.

    What a nice ending right there.. your blog is quite an inspiration

  6. Krazy K Says:

    Wow if you take the time to actually analyze the poem, you can really grasp a deep meaning from this. Thanks for the share, its worth the read!

  7. "For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams"

    Love that line.

  8. This was always one of my favorite poems.

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Wonderful, thanks! :)

  10. Peachie Says:

    Wow this was one of my favorite poems when I was younger, Edgar Allen Poe is one of the legendary poets in my book (and everyone elses), love him!

  11. LucidDreamer Says:

    Poe is the best and i read it in french, translated by Baudelaire.
    Thanks for this

  12. Mark Says:

    nice share, i like it

  13. a poem of his I've never seen, thanks x

  14. Diamond Dave Says:

    I read this poem last year in class. I love Poe's writings! They are dark but have so much meaning.

  15. I love it, to the point of not forgetting my days of high school. In a sense, these thy days of her and me...oh Annabel Lee
    For ever shall I sing of you.

  16. Anonymous Says:

    Hello, could I know about whom is this illustrating paint this poem?
    Thank you
    (sorry for my english)

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