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Happy Birthday, Edgar Allan Poe!

Happy birthday to Edgar Allan Poe (19 January, 1809 – 7 October, 1849)!


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 lov'd, I loved alone.
Then--in my childhood--in the dawn
Of a most stormy life--was drawn
From ev'ry 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 roll'd
In its autumn tint of gold--
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass'd 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.



( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 19th, 2014 03:49 pm (UTC)
Over the years his words have given me so many happy hours of reading, listening, watching and contemplation.
Jan. 25th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
Me, too! ::Poe love::
Jan. 19th, 2014 06:55 pm (UTC)
One of the first things I did when I discovered the free section on the Kindle store is download the entire Poe collection. :)
Jan. 25th, 2014 02:29 pm (UTC)
LOL! Me, too!!! Great minds, right? *wink*

Jan. 20th, 2014 11:37 am (UTC)
The man got me hooked on horror, so a very Happy Birthday to Mr. Poe!
Jan. 25th, 2014 02:30 pm (UTC)
Yay! He's the man!
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