Monday, March 5, 2012

Alone by Edgar Allan Poe


Hello everyone! It's no secret that I am a huge fan of Edgar Allan Poe. There's just something about his poems and stories that really speak to me. Anyway, I was reading some of his poems and I felt compelled to share one of my favorites--which is titled "Alone". When I first read this poem it really touched me, and I feel quite a connection to it. I think a lot of people can relate to this poem as well...

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 lov'd, I lov'd 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.

-You can interpret this poem many different ways (even if Poe meant something different), but I know what it means to me. It may sound heartbreaking, but I find it to be beautiful and honest as well. Poe had such a wonderful way with words. I hope you get as much from this poem as I do. :)

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