Annabel Lee: a dark love poem by Edgar Allan Poe

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 wingèd 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 kinsmen came
   And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
   In this kingdom by the sea.

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Wednesday Poem: Compass by K.A. Brace


They say true North attracts
Madmen, suicides, and dreamers,
Whose dreams make too much noise
In the next room.
But, all their instruments point
To something they call magnetic
Where physicists turn to astrology,
Psychiatrists alchemy and
Mathematicians the divination
Of bones for inspiration
–As though the past
Were a continual horizon
And tables and charts alone
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The Presence of Absence

poemFilthy God
Beware of light!
Crush,destroy the gift of sight
Let the mortals fight in the dark
Like the beasts on Noah`s ark
Let them cry in fear and shame
For they all shall seek in vain
Like Abel`s Cain
They will turn against their own
Crushing each and every bone
Nature`s each and every stone…

With this poem written by Sabin Iliev we’re introducing a new weekly thing called Poem of the Week. Each Wednesday we’ll be selecting a poem to be featured on irevuo, for your entertainment.