The Death of a Beautiful Woman

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I fell in love with Edgar Allan Poe in high school. We had to read something by him so I chose the poem, Annabel Lee. Afterwards, there was no turning back. There is something beautiful and hypnotic about his writing that will transcend you to a higher place. Maybe this is why I love to listen to crashing waves.

Poe’s quote, “The death of a beautiful woman, is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world,” reinforces my love for Annabel Lee. What is your favorite EAP poem?

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Annabel Lee

By Edgar Allan Poe

(Published 1849)

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.

She was a child and I 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 by night

Chilling my Annabel Lee;

So that her high-born 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 a cloud, 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 see 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 her sepulchre there by the sea–

In her tomb by the side of the sea.

Yellow Cat

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A knock on the door

Or was it a scratch, listen

I hear a meow.

A cold winter night

Left behind and abandoned

Please let me in, mew.

A ball of yellow

And such a delight to hold

Purrs, love forever.

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Unicorn

Unicorns magic

Cloven hoofed, long spiral horn

Beautiful, chaste, pure.

 

Unicorns prancing

Intemperance, fair maidens

Sleep now, they are near.

 

Unicorns hunted

Medieval, mystical lore

Run forever free.

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Oh Boy, I’m Still Blogging

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I’m hanging on to Blogging From A to Z Challenge. It’s been a hectic week so today’s post is a short and sweet haiku dedicated to writing. Oh Boy, I’m stretching now.

Here I am, Oh Boy

Writing with delight, So Coy

Wonder, Desire, Oh Joy

 Snoopy

Comic contributed to Charles M. Schultz. Found on http://www.wiseinkblog.com/storytelling/setting-the-stage-right-how-to-avoid-cliche-scenes/

 

Jaded

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Since April is poetry month, I thought I would try to write one. A few of my friends are also participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge, but they are writing poems. So here is to Rosanne and Mary Beth. Thanks for the inspiration.

Jaded by Murder

Iris in search, where is it?

Jammed, Dishonesty

 

Journey to Killer

Iris in Danger, Look Out!

Jeopardy, Deceit

 

Justice at Midnight

She Cheers, Truth is Uncovered

Joyful Tobias, Peaceful

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