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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Romance by Edgar Allan Poe

Romance, who loves to nod and sing
With drowsy head and folded wing
Among the green leaves as they shake
Far down within some shadowy lake,
To me a painted paroquet
Hath been—most familiar bird—
Taught me my alphabet to say,
To lisp my very earliest word
While in the wild wood I did lie,
A child—with a most knowing eye.

Of late, eternal condor years
So shake the very Heaven on high
With tumult as they thunder by,
I have no time for idle cares
Through gazing on the unquiet sky;
And when an hour with calmer wings
Its down upon my spirit flings,
That little time with lyre and rhyme
To while away—forbidden things—
My heart would feel to be a crime
Unless it trembled with the strings.

Romance by Edgar Allan Poe

some old romance



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10 comments:

  1. That was seriously cool. I've never really read much Poe, as almost shameful as that is to admit.

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  2. I've always loved Poe. Great post!

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  3. Great poem. The only Poe poem I knew was "The Raven".

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  4. I love Poe's work, personally I enjoyed the tell-tale heart, although it's not a poem :P

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  5. I never heard this one before, thank you!

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  6. I'm with Mark. It's shameful to admit but haven't read much from Poe.

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  7. Leave it to Poe to give romance a creepy vibe.

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  8. I dont like Poe much, this guy led a destructive life and was so damn crazy. I love something simple but meaningful like Robert Frost or Longfellow.

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