Annabell Lee


many and many a year ago

in a kingdom by the sea,

a maiden there lived

by the name of annabell lee.

she lived with no other thought

than to love and be loved by me,

in this kingdom by the sea

her name was annabell lee.

all the night - tide,

I lie down her side

oh my darling - my darling - my bride

my life and my bride

all the night - tide

in her sepulchre there by the sea

in her tomb by the sounding sea

I lie down by her side

all the night - tide

oh my darling my darling - my bride

her high-born kinsmen came

and bore her away from me

to shut her up in a sepulchre

in this kingdom by the sea.

neither the angels in heaven above,

nor the demons down under the sea,

can dissever my soul from the soul

of the beautiful annabell lee.

[Edgar Allan Poe]