Edgar Allan Poe

United States
19 Jan 1809 // 7 Oct 1849


The Parting Word (1)

I MUST leave thee, lady sweet!/ Months shall waste before we meet;/ Winds are fair, and sails are spread,/ Anchors leave their ocean bed;/ Ere this shining day grow dark,/ Skies shall gird my shorele...

To One in Paradise (2)

Thou wast all that to me, love,/ For which my soul did pine:/ A green isle in the sea, love,/ A fountain and a shrine/ All wreathed with fairy fruits and flowers,/ And all the flowers were mine...

Annabel Lee (3)

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...



On Anger: "For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
On Destiny: "Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
On Friendship: "A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."