Friday, June 14, 2013

Feature and Follow #52

This is a weekly blog hop hosted by the wonderful Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Today's question is:

Q: Activity: Spine Poetry. Create a line of poetry with your book spines (take a picture). Not feeling creative? Tell us about your favorite poem.

This is a super busy day for me and I'm just too lazy at the moment to arrange books poetically so, I'll just share my favorite poem with you, which happens to be Annabel Lee 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 wing├Ęd 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.

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 her sepulchre there by the sea—
   In her tomb by the sounding sea.

How about you?

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  1. Beautiful poem! Poe is great:)

    Old follower.

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  2. That's quite a poem! You make me want to read Poe :) Great choice Shane.

    Here's my FF post for this week.

    Happy Friday.

  3. I love Annabel Lee! As a Baltimore native, I am a huge fan of Poe. Great choice!

    Old follower!

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  4. Thanks for visiting Imagine a World!
    Love Annabel Lee. And, really, almost anything Poe :)
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  5. Oh Lovely POem. Thanks for sharing.

    New follower via GFC
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    Ankita @ Booklok Coffee FF

  6. Oh what a wonderful choice! :)

    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life
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  7. Great choice! Love Edgar Allan Poe!

  8. Great poem! Thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by my blog :)
    B@ Spare Time Book blog

  9. Love it!Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.New follower via GFC.

  10. The poem is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  11. Ooh nice poem! Poe is always fun!

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    Have a GREAT weekend!

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  12. Gotta love Poe. Great poem. Thanks for stopping by my FF. Old follower.

  13. Love Poe Poems! Good Choice. I on the other had I am lame and wrote down one of my own poems and then later add a book spine poem with the very little books I have..

    Here is My FF

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  14. Thanks for stopping by my blog! New follower on bloglovin!

  15. I love this poem! Great pick! Old folower:)
    K @ My Favorite Escape

  16. I love the poem! Any poem by Edgar Allan Poe is my favorite :)

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    Jackie @Jackie's Book World

  17. Annabelle Lee is my favorite Poe poem. Great choice Shane!

    Traci @ Mad Hatter Reads

  18. Thanks for sharing your poem selection. Nice!

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    Tamara@ Shelf Addiction
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  19. That's a lovely poem. Thanks for sharing it. I posted one of my old favorites too.

    Thanks for stopping by my FF :)

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  20. I love Poe too! I'm a new follower via BlogLovin'!

    You can find my poem here.

  21. Oh Poe! I can't say I'm a huge Poe fan, but he is seriously a literary mastermind.

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    Thanks for stopping by my FF Shane!

    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

  22. You can never really go wrong with Poe's poems. ;) Thanks for dropping by my FF, Shane!

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    Nina @ The Bookish Confections

  23. It's kind of sad but really beautiful =) Thanks for stopping by my blog and Have a nice weekend Shane!!!

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    Amie @Magic of Words

  24. I LOVE EGA Poe!! And That POEM!! Fab! Simply FAB!! So moving thanks for making me cry this morning... don't worry just finished Eversea so its the 2nd time I've cried today! ;) lol I promise I'm not crazy... okay maybe a little ;)

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    1. -sighs- sorry. Put up the wrong link. :) Anyway. Just wanted to say thank you for stopping by and that's great poem you chose. :> Followed via Bloglovin!

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  26. Oooooooh I studied this in English class! It really is a great poem, thanks so much for sharing!
    Old follower:)
    Esty @ Boarding with Books

  27. I love Annabel Lee so much! It's always been a favorite of mine, and I haven't thought about it in so long, thanks for sharing!


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