Alone by Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe (january 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Poe and his works influenced literature in the United States and around the world, as well as in specialized fields, such as cosmology and cryptography.

From childhood’s hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that round me rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed me flying by,
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
When the rest of Heaven was blue
Of a demon in my view.

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About the alchemist

Out beyond ideas of wrong doing and right doing, there is a field. I'll meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about. Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn't make any sense. ~Rumi
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2 Responses to Alone by Edgar Allan Poe

  1. doriandean says:

    This is my favorite of all of his works. Love it. My daughter is named after “Annabel Lee,” so I am quite the fan of him. 🙂

  2. Love this.
    Thank-you for sharing,
    Tara

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