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A tribute to Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee. Please see the complete poem below. *Stock photos used in making this image can be found here. *After some thought and wise advice I decided that the orginal Annabel Lee image needed some improvements. Therefore I have submitted this updated version. Thanks to those who commented on the original.
All comments and suggestions are welcomed!


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09/23/04 11:35 PM GMT
perfect castle by the sea. the angle girl and swell and contrast it portrays Poe's outlook perfectly. great combination and something you can really enjoy
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My forgotten favorite.
09/23/04 11:49 PM GMT
This may a bit long, but I felt that an excerpt could not do the poem justice.

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 winged 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 kinsman 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 the sepulchre there by the sea,
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

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"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night" - Edgar Allan Poe
09/23/04 11:51 PM GMT
Wow this is very well done... certainly does portray Poe's outlook... i love how you have done this.. the angel in the cloud, the castle, waves.. wonderful... & b&w very effective... well done
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True friends are like diamonds precious and rare... false friends are like autumn leaves found everywhere.........
09/23/04 11:55 PM GMT
Thank you so much for your kind words Ashley and Jacqueline!
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"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night" - Edgar Allan Poe
09/24/04 12:02 AM GMT
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Ange "Out of the flames..from the ash..I will arise...Phoenix"
09/24/04 1:27 AM GMT
Hauntingly Good. Cheers Al.
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"I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again." Matt Groening
09/24/04 2:19 AM GMT
I am excited about this image for you. ;) Love all the comments so far and feel they are well deserved. I applaud the extra effort put into making it even better and I wish you much luck in the contest. It's in my favs and on my HD.
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There are two ways to spread the light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton
09/24/04 2:40 AM GMT
Well Rebecca, I was going to enter the contest but I find it hard to think I could top this. Excellent work!!!!!!!!!!! 10x10 from me.
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09/24/04 2:48 AM GMT
Ah Ok! This does look better! Still gets high marks :) Awesome job.
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"The person who says it cannot be done, should not interrupt the person doing it." - Chinese Proverb
09/24/04 2:53 AM GMT
Thank you so much everyone. I really enjoyed making this, it's the first time I've done anything like this and am looking forward to trying more :)

And thank you to whoever moved the first one out of the contest gallery for me :) Wasn't sure what to do about that!
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"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night" - Edgar Allan Poe
09/24/04 2:05 PM GMT
Very nice image Rebecca. You put a lot of work and effort into this image and it has paid off. This is very beautiful yet dark and mysterious. Well done. 10++ P.S. Keep and eye on Jeanne, it can't decide where to go. Stay safe.
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09/24/04 2:48 PM GMT
Marvelous image! Amazing and excellent work.Nice,Rebecca.
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Carpe diem.
09/25/04 9:54 AM GMT
No fair using Poe, now my vote is a little biassed here. Using another quote "convinced myself, I seek not to convince"
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I havn't lost my mind, it's backed up on disk somewhere.....
09/26/04 1:04 AM GMT
Great image and what a beautiful poem! Good luck!
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09/27/04 5:26 AM GMT
A good tribute to the greatest poet of all time.
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"The sky is not the limit . . . the ground is."
10/04/04 12:25 AM GMT
This is great, i think this might be the one, good luck. Dwight
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Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. --Bertrand Russell
10/06/04 2:30 PM GMT
You deserve the gold girl.
Wonderful job.
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~Smiler's never lose and frowner's never win~
10/08/04 3:11 PM GMT
Excellent choice in Poe and you've done an amazing job of representing the poem...I agree, this may indeed be 'the one'...if so, well deserved...Good Luck. : Pat.
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"Thought is a bird of space, that in a cage of words may indeed unfold its' wings but cannot fly". ~ Kahlil Gibran.
10/10/04 3:09 PM GMT
this is amazing for really catching the feel of Poe; i think the best touch was not making it black & white but rather that manilla color. well done!
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10/12/04 7:13 AM GMT
Good, better, best!! Wonderfully done Rebecca and I wish you the best of luck in the contest!! :))
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Always, Mimi
10/14/04 8:46 PM GMT
A masterpiece, Rebecca. I like a lot :-)
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"Violence is the last resort of the incompetent" (I. Asimov)
10/16/04 4:41 PM GMT
This version is even better. I don't know how much has changed, but the whole masterpiece fits togethor seemlessly. It really portrays a cold feeling. I give this one a 10 and I honestly hope you win. :-)
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-those who hit rock bottom are too concerned with self pity to realize that they are lying on an anvil- Psalm 66:10, Job 10:8
10/17/04 8:30 AM GMT
Congratulations AGAIN! hehe. I love the other, but this one will always be the one I think of when I think back on this contest. Your first work of this sort and such a winner! ;)
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There are two ways to spread the light. To be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. -Edith Wharton
10/18/04 8:29 PM GMT
amizing poem and amazing image, it totally potrays the words! Definately into my favorites and congratulations for the contest!
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10/23/04 10:34 AM GMT
Nice picture and poem together. Thanks.
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11/02/04 1:49 AM GMT
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01/15/05 2:54 PM GMT
very the angel in the clouds. its an angel right??
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Soul love Well this love won't let me go. So long Angel of Harlem.
01/15/05 3:29 PM GMT
i looked at the stock really did a good job with this
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Soul love Well this love won't let me go. So long Angel of Harlem.
07/09/05 8:12 PM GMT
Great picture, great poem. Very well done!
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08/11/05 8:46 AM GMT
Great illustration for a great poem! This gets a 10/10 from me.
But I might be a bet biassed: I'm a Poe-lover myself ;-)
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03/25/06 7:52 PM GMT
Wow, bravo, this truly portrays Poes poem. I love it! Voted a 10, and added to favorites.
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Ignorance Can Be Cured -~- But Stupid Is Forever
05/13/06 11:45 AM GMT
Excelent. A true masterpiece and very calming in a strange sort of way
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02/12/07 5:53 AM GMT
love it.surrealistic and brooding like a pastiche from a dream.into my faves
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watch out for 2012
08/26/09 4:27 PM GMT
Though Annabell lee is a great name what about Mary Janes last dance... I love them both and say GREAT JOB.
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06/23/10 12:56 AM GMT
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" Save the earth!!!! (it's the only planet with chocolate!)"

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