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Tim Izzo's Daily Poem - 1/23/2014

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by Edgar Allan Poe
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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 I loved, I loved alone.
Then- in my childhood, in the dawn
Of a most stormy life- was drawn
From every 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 rolled
In its autumn tint of gold,
From the lightning in the sky
As it passed 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.

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  1. DrRay11 -
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    I lol'd.

    Also tldr
  2. DE -
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    I had forgotten about this poem. I may have identified with it in my own way once or twice.

    Good one using Poe. He doesn't nearly get enough credit as one of the greatest American writers. Two complete genres came out of his writing.
  3. Beau Bender -
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    Nice comment, DE! Looking forward to seeing what you have to say re: the next one.
    GLANDEMIC's Avatar
    I prefer "Alone Again" by Donald Quentin Dokken