Edgar Allan Poe's Complete Poetical Works
This treasure book collects all of Poe's poetry in a single volume, some of the most evocative poetry in the English language. ...more
Out—out are the lights—out all!
And, over each quivering form,
The curtain, a funeral pall,
Comes down with the rush of a storm,
While the angels, all pallid and wan,
Uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy, “Man,”
And its hero, the Conqueror Worm.
But even I have to say that there are some of his poem that I do not particularly like, such as Al Aaraaf and The Bells.
However, my all-time favourite remains u ...more
But, beyond that, Mr. Poe wasn't scary. . .
He was sad.
And, yes, he was an “I see dead people” person, but not because he was obsessed with the occult. He kept seeing actual dead people around him because everyone around him kept dropping dead.
Not surprisingly, his poetry is filled with a near obsession with death and talking to the dead, but, again, everyone around him. . . was dead.
But, b ...more
"All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream."
The Complete Poetry of Edgar Allan Poe will give you a fascinating glimpse into his tragic life. The majority of his poems are interpreted autobiographically: his achievements, his beloved wives, his losses, and ultimately, his unbecoming.
Reviewing a fictional collection of poems that were inspired by Mr. Poe's life was a bit of a daunting task--seriously, how does one successfully go about reviewing the deepest and darkest moments ...more
" 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.
I was a child and she 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 a winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.
And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea, ...more
“Where the good and the bad and the worst and the best have gone to their eternal rest.”
★ This review is going to be very short as I don’t have much to say and as the book is short. You have to take this review with a grain of sale as honestly it is a case of me, not the book. I grabbed this because it was on a sale and I read a book or 2 of poetry every year. It looks like classics and this old writing is just nor for me.
★ The main problem is that I ...more
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others sa ...more
At first it was the obligatory "Raven", then the lyrical and tragic "Annabel Lee". Later I was fascinated by "The Bells" and their gradual descent into darkness. Finally, it is "Ulalume" - supremely musical and atmospheric. Here I suggest a reading of it by Jeff Buckley set to an appropriately chosen film. ...more
“I saw no heaven — but in her eyes.”
Let me just say that I adore Poe and his work. I find his stories and poems fascinating. I did not enjoy some of these poems though. The ones I loved I really did adore. This edition includes all 48 of his poems!!
The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour.
The City in the Sea
The One in Paradise
Sonnet- To Science
Not because it's bad, nope!
I found myself drowned with work and the desire to read such a classic almost evaporated, but I was really patient and determined to resume reading these poems.
I found many poems beautifully done and yes I found one to be a favorite, too.
I struggled a bit with some poems, but I survived, at last.
I relish Edgar Allan Poe's writing and I can't contain myself of buying anything for him, so ...more
Some I like more than others.
Some I struggled to understand.
Some needed my concentration and devotion to be felt.
All in all, an enjoyable collection, if Poe can be ever called enjoyable.
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 lov’d alone—
Then—in my childhood—in the dawn
Of a most stormy life— ...more
Take this kiss upon the brow!
And, in parting from you now,
Thus much let me avow —
You are not wrong, who deem
That my days have been a dream;
Yet if hope has flown away
In a night, or in a day,
In a vision, or in none,
Is it therefore the less gone?
All that we see ...more
If you haven't read Poe, you haven't read poetry. Enough said.
(Click here for my blog, where I review free/public domain books) ...more
"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 lov'd alone.
Then - in my childhood - in the dawn
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 ...more
Where do I even begin?
So the collection is written in reverse chronological- yeah that's right I actually read the introduction to something. I found this particularly interesting because I feel like we often start in the beginning and naturally work our way through their work. I was interested to see if I would lean closer to earlier poems or later poems since sometimes there can be a significant difference in a poets writing style compared to when they began and ended. Turns ou ...more
All of Poe's poem have an absorbing quality, but somehow the tale is always the same which might be the man's worst nightmare...feeling of being without a woman. Poe's poem reflect some of the pangs of his personal life, and the biggest grief for Poe was always the loss of his wife. Th ...more
God, how I love the poetry of Edgar Allan Poe. It has some weird almost musical elements to it, rhytm, that cannot be found in most of modern poems... Also, It reeks of melancholy, which I love.
There is nothing like Edgar Allan Poe. I wish I could meet him. 5/5
Side note: Funny story, first time I have heard of the Raven was ...more
The Raven is very much like a short story--with a series of events of the poem, followed by an emotional climax towards the end. It's a must read for any...more
And mid-time of night;
And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, thro' the light
Of the brighter, cold moon,
'Mid planets her slaves,
Herself in the Heavens,
Her beam on the waves.
I gazed awhile
On her cold smile;
Too cold–too cold for me-
There pass'd, as a shroud,
A fleecy cloud,
And I turned away to thee,
Proud Evening Star,
In thy glory afar,
And dearer thy beam shall be;
For joy to my heart
Is the proud part
Thou bearest in Heaven at night,
And more I admire
Thy distant fire,
Than that colder, lowly light.”