GHOST STORIES: The Legend of Edgar Allan Poe and a love in Charleston left unfulfilled – Annabel Lee
A ghost story from Charleston, that isn’t really too scary. Spoiler alerts, the story includes two popular names in Charleston; Edgar Allan Poe and the rich and powerful Ravenel family. It was Edgar Allan Poe’s last poem before his death …2 days later.
This is a ReBlog from a Charleston WP site, Charleston Daily, ‘Taking your Breath Away with Warm Southern Charm’
Annabel Lee, by Edgar Allan Poe was the last complete poem ever published of Poe, two days after his death in 1849. The beauty and elegance of the poem, with its theme of eternal love, reaches deep into the depths of Charleston folklore. Delving into the mystique of the supernatural, the romanticism of the city and the love affair between a rich young girl and the orator/soldier who was swept away by her beauty and intelligence, this is a tale that needs to be shared from generation to generation.
Poem: Annabel Lee
Author: Edgar Allan Poe
Published: October 9, 1849
Poe Death: October 7, 1849
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…
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