Sunday, October 31, 2010



Author: 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
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 sepulcher
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 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 sepulcher there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

This is my favorite Poe piece- BY FAR.

I actually adore Edgar Allan Poe, always have.

Want to know something AMAZING? HE is buried right outside my window at work.

I know that some people might find this gross. But I think that it is wonderful, amazing and well, completely awesome. I love the history of burial grounds and old churches. I love having such an incredible artist's life remembered and celebrated only a glance out my window.

This is just one thing that I love about my new job


mj said...

What a neat thing ! I love Alexander Poe,and like you..think Annibelle Lee is one of my favorites. Since you saod "one of the things I love about my job" I take it that you are having a good experience with working. How did Quinn like halloween?

Christina said...

Actually, I think that is amazing too! So cool. :)

Valerie Robbins said...

Pretty awesome. Slightly creepy, but mostly awesome. :)