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Annabel Lee in Classic or Rock

I’ve posted on Edgar Allan Poe’s poem Annabel Lee previously at Writely Applied so you know it has a history in our family. I only wish that my mom who brought me up on classic poetry and literature had internet access because it is as much fun as hours in a library filled to the ceilings with books. Browsing YouTube is just as fun and here are some renditions of the Poe classic poem, Annabel Lee. Don’t forget to read along at The Literature Network link below.

I love this YouTube by user l2suis. It ends a bit abruptly at the end but the pictures are wonderful and the reader’s voice eloquent.

I couldn’t leave it be though and searched a few others. I found these two posted by YouTube user ghesseg. Same tune really but one is the classic version and the second is a rock version.

Classic Version performed by the Jerusalem Academy of Music Chamber Choir conducted by Stanley Sperber live at Mishkenot Sha’ananim in 2007.

Rock Version

And just because the visuals were nice…

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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Ours not to reason why, ours but to do and die.

I’m declaring Alfred Lord Tennyson Day for the most part today. Instead of it being his birthday, it is the day he departed. Alfred Lord Tennyson did and died. The English poet who was born on August 6th, 1809 passed on October 6, 1892.

We remember him for his poems and famous quotes, not excluding the above one of his other famous quotes was “Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.”

His greatest works were many; my favorites should not surprise you. Morte d’Arthur and Idylls Of The King (1859-1885), both topics of the Arthurian legend; Ulysses and the infamous Charge of the Light Brigade.

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