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Happy birthday, Edgar Allan Poe!

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

"Poe Returning to Boston" - L3007227


"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 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.

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acciochocolate
Jan. 19th, 2016 05:12 pm (UTC)
One of my fav writers, ever. The bf adores him even more so.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 22nd, 2016 08:40 pm (UTC)
Great taste in authors -- and in bfs. ;)
gilda_elise
Jan. 20th, 2016 11:26 am (UTC)
wow, has it comes around again so soon? *g* Happy Birthday, Mr. Poe! And thanks for all the hours of pleasurable reading.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 22nd, 2016 08:41 pm (UTC)
I know, the days/months/years are flying by, aren't they?
sittingduck1313
Jan. 21st, 2016 01:36 pm (UTC)
Loosely related, starting here the web comic Full Frontal is running a storyline where their current RPG session has them running a Lovecraftian asylum.
eldritchhobbit
Jan. 22nd, 2016 08:41 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Thanks for the heads up!
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