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Out beam To thy weariness shall seem As a burning and a fever Which would cling to thee for ever IVNow are thoughts thou shalt not banishNow are visions ne'er to vanishFrom thy spirit shall they pass No like dew drop from the grass VThe breeze the breath of God is still And the mist upon the hillShadowy shadowy yet unbroken Is a symbol and a token How it hangs upon the trees A mystery of mysteries 1827 1839EVENING STAR'Twas noontide of summer And mid time of night; And stars in their orbits Shone pale thro' the lightOf the brighter cold moon 'Mid planets her slaves Herself in the HeavensHer beam on the wavesOn her cold smile; Too cold too cold for me There pass'd as a shroud A fleecy cloud And I turn'd away to thee Proud Evening Star In thy glory afar And dearer thy beam shall be; For joy to my heartIs the proud partThou bearest in Heav'n at night And I admireThy distant fire Than that colder lowly light182. Great dark writing The creepiness really gets to you I preferred to read one story at a time because they stayed with me much longer than if I read the book from cover to cover Excellent

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Great Short WorksChapter OnePoemsDREAMSOh that my young life were a lasting dreamMy spirit not awak'ning till the beamOf an Eternity should bring the morrow Yes tho' that long dream were of hopeless sorrow 'Twere better than the dull realityOf waking life to him whose heart shall be And bath been ever on the chilly earth A chaos of deep passion from his birthBut should it be that dream eternallyContinuing as dreams have been to meIn my young boyhood should it thus be given 'Twere folly still to hope for higher HeavenFor I have revell'd when the sun was brightIn the summer sky; in dreamy fields of light And left unbeedingly my very heart In climes of mine imagining apart From mine own home with beings that have been Of mine own thought wbat could I have seen 'Twas once and only once and the wild hour From my remembrance shall not pass some power Or spell had bound me 'twas the chilly wind Came o'er me in the night and left b. Back in the day when I was a college student in the late 70's and early 80's the works of Edgar Allan Poe were sort of discarded by the elite English department at the university I attended Seldom was his name even mentioned and when it was it was just in passing The works of Shakespeare Dante Byron Keats Shelly Joyce Proust Dostoevsky Tolstoy were deemed far important to the works of Poeand maybe they areor maybe notThankfully I decided to read Poe on my own time After all I had a strange adolescent connection to the famous writer which I will explain later Poe at this time had become of a famous occult figure than a serious writer Thanks to Hollywood and other media outletsAfter reading Poe for the first time I was greatly impressed His writing style I found to be very similar to my favorite writer of all time Joseph Conrad and to another writer I greatly admired F Scott Fitzgerald All three writers were very descriptive; even though their subject matters were vastly differentA few days ago while looking through my library at home I picked up the The Great Short Works of Edgar Allan Poe and flipped through it and read the notes I made in the margins I then decided to re read the entire collection which is comprised of his many poems and numerous short stories and tales I found a few stories too long with sentences that seemed to run on for eternity a few of the stories and tales very good and the vast majority of short stories tales and poems extraordinary works of literatureThe Assignation Berenice The Fall of the House of Usher The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Oval Portrait The Masue of the Red Death The Pit and the Pendulum The Tell Tale Heart The Premature Burial and The Cask of Amontillado are works of pure literary genius All studies in the art of great storytelling character development and the poetry and beauty of words I can only hope that today all students of literature are being taught and exposed to these wonderful works If not that is a real crime Back to my adolescent connection to Mr Poe When I was just a mere teenager drunk and high on certain drugs My friends and I used to walk up to Poe's Cottage just off the Fordham University Campus in the Bronx The place was in total disarray and there were people inside the cottage and on the grounds partying than I think Mr Poe with his wonderful imagination could ever have imagined I used to think even back then what a crime it was that such a landmark was allowed to be so run down and disrespected in so many waysToday I am happy to report that the Cottage and surrounding grounds have been restored to their once grandeur and there are no longer any loiters drug addicts or alcololics like myself hanging around but students passing through on school tripsWhen I moved to Los Angeles in 1982 I went for uite a long time without a job and naturally had very little money to buy food; nevertheless books Thankfully in Westwood Village where I lived there were many wonderful bookstores One bookstore in particular was so huge with two levels that it looked like a Library On the second level they had tables where one was allowed to read Naturally this little Heaven on earth is where I used to hang out and read books that I so wanted but could not afford It was in this bookstore that I decided to memorize my favorite poems and passages in books so that regardless of where I was or under whatever circumstances they would always be with me The first poem I put to memory and have recited almost everyday since was Poe's romantic masterpiece Annabel Lee According to my lovely wife it was when I recited this poem to her that she fell in love with meIn closing let me recite the closing stanzaFor the moon never beams without bringing me dreamsOf the beautiful Annabel Lee;And the stars never rise but I feel the bright eyesOf the beautiul Annabel Lee;And so all the night tide I lie down by the sideOf my darling my darling my life and my brideIn her sepulchre there by the sea In her tomb by the sounding seaPoe

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Download ☆ Great Short Works 106 ↠ Chapter OnePoemsDREAMSOh that my young life were a lasting dreamMy spirit not awak'ning till the beamOf an Eternity should bring the morrow Yes tho' that long dream were of hopeless sorrow 'Twere better than the dull realityOf waking life to him whose heart shall be And bath been ever on the chilly earth A chaoEhind Its image on my spirit or the moon Shone on my slumbers in her lofty noon Too coldly or the stars howe'er it was That dream was as that night wind let it pass Dreams in their vivid colouring of life As in that fleeting shadowy misty strifeOf semblance with reality which brings To the delirious eye lovely things Of Paradise and Love and all our own Than young Hope in his sunniest hour hath known 1827 1828SPIRITS OF THE DEADThy soul shall find itself alone'Mid dark thoughts of the graytomb stone Not one of all the crowd to pryInto thine hour of secrecy IIBe silent in that solitude Which is not loneliness for thenThe spirits of the dead who stoodIn life before thee are againIn death around thee and their will Shall overshadow thee be still IIIThe night tho' clear shall frownAnd the stars shall look not down From their high thrones in the heaven With light like Hope to mortals givenBut their red orbs with. I've always loved The Raven but when I found this collection on my bookshelves I began to truly appreciate Poe He's a phenomenal mystery writer and he packs a punch with his short stories One of my favorites is The Murders in the Rue Morgue The Raven was only the beginning