Monday, April 7, 2008

Are you alone?

Alone - Edgar Allan Poe





From childhood's hour i have not been

As others were- I have not seen

As others saw- I could not bring

My passions from a common spring.

From the same source I have not taken

My sorrow; I could not awaken

My heart to joy at the same tone;

And all that I lov'd I lov'd alone.

Then- in my childhood- in the dawn

Of a most stormy life- was drawn

From ev'ry depth of good and ill

The mystery which binds me still:

From the torrent, or the fountain,

From the red cliff of the mountain,

From the sun that 'round me roll'd

In its autumn tint of gold-

From the lightning in the sky

As it pass'd me flying by-

From the thunder and the storm,

And the cloud that took the form

(When the rest of Heaven was blue)

Of a demon in my view.

2 comments:

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

You are such a great poet. I enjoy reading your inspiring words. :-)

Torrance Stephens bka All-Mi-T said...

poe is my nigger