Edgar Allan Poe

One of the most famous poets and one of the best. I couldn’t pass up having at least one of Poe’s poems on my list. I know there are the usual famous poems like “the Raven” and “Annabel Lee”, but I of course have a different favorite. I truly think that Poe is my all time favorite poet, but then again that might change. I have been compared to Poe by some of the people I have actually let read my poetry. I could only dream and wish that I am anywhere close to being as good. But I’ll take that compliment whenever I can get one!! Haha! Hope you enjoy this poem and hopefully you will take a moment and look into more of his work.

Alone

        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.
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