Sunday, 10 August 2014

Sunday's Poems #1

Whohoo! Here we go! ;)

Sunday's poems is an original meme by yours truly. It's a relatively simple meme. Basically you:

  • Grab a book of poetry (or grab Google), select a totally random poem.
  • Post the poem on the blog.
  • Then you try to comprehend the poem's meaning
  • After doing so, you choose a book that you think fits the poem, and explain why! :D

The poem i selected is:

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 the winged seraphs of heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsman came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in heaven,
Went envying her and me-
Yes!- that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we-
Of many far wiser than we-
And neither the angels in heaven above,
Nor the demons down under the sea,
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee.

For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling- my darling- my life and my bride,
In the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea. 

By Edgar Allan Poe

I'm so glad that i got this poem! Edgar Allan Poe is by far my favorite poet. The way he writes is formidable and engulfs me with emotion every time i read one of his poems.

Sad yet beautiful, Annabel Lee is about the love of a man and a woman who, as they grow up, fall deeply in love. But, as time passes, his beloved Anabel Lee catches a disease... only to die some time later.
 "So that her highborn kinsman came. And bore her away from me..." means that the family of Annabel brought her body away to bury her.

I love this poem, i've been re-reading it for years and i just... i don't know. Poe inspires me so much and i can't even describe how i feel after reading his work.

nuff said, moving on to the next part of this meme.

Hmm, this is a tricky one... A book that fits the poem? probably Don't Die, My Love. I know, I know. Great title, huh?  Don't Die, My Love is about the young lovers Julie and Luke. But, Luke catches a disease bla bla bla then he gets better for a month or so and then, spoiler alert, he dies! Phew, didn't see that coming eh?  

Well, that was it for this first Sunday's Poems! I might change that name because *shudders*'s kinda lame, yeah? But i'll get to that later.

Bee over and out.   

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