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poetry meme

Gacked from many friends,
When you see this post a bit of poetry in your LJ...

I have posted this poem before, but I'll take this chance to do it again, as it is one of my favorites.

"Alone"
by Edgar Allan Poe

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.

Comments

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childermass
Sep. 20th, 2005 03:24 pm (UTC)
poe is beautiful angst. X)
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 20th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
Isn't he? :)
greenhoodloxley
Sep. 20th, 2005 04:17 pm (UTC)

I've never read that before. Beautiful...
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 20th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
So glad you like it too!
primsong
Sep. 20th, 2005 08:47 pm (UTC)
I've never cared much for Poe, so much of his writings being so very dark - this is one of the better ones, with color and motion and depth. Thank you!

eldritchhobbit
Sep. 20th, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Glad you liked it!
fungus_files
Sep. 21st, 2005 02:13 am (UTC)
I loved this the first time you posted it and I loved it all over again.

I have a Poe t-shirt. *g*
eldritchhobbit
Sep. 21st, 2005 01:39 pm (UTC)
Oooh, sweet t-shirt! :P

So glad you liked the poem - again! I fall in love with it each time I read it.
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