Edgar Allan Poe’s The Bells, a poem of many meanings, but mostly a poem about the passage of our time. Some find a few of Poe’s work foreign. Where is the horror they ask? This is not the Poe I know. As with most poetry the reader will find and take something from the poet, not necessarily what poet offers.
Is there horror in The Bells? Certainly the bells ringing later in our lives are not the same carefree tinkling of bells that we heard ringing in our childhood.
Here is a YouTube of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Bells as read by Basil Rathbone.
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