The Haunted Palace

Poe( poetic excerpt from Edgar Allan Poe’s story The Fall of the House of Usher)

In the greenest of our valleys,
By good angels tenanted,
Once a fair and stately palace-
Radiant palace-reared its head.

In the monarch Thought’s dominion-
It stood there!
Never seraph spread a pinion
Over fabric half so fair.

berkeleyBanners yellow, glorious, golden,
On its roof did float and flow
This-all this- was in the olden
Time long ago!;
And every gentle air that dallied,
In that sweet day,
A winged odor went away.

Wanderers in the happy valley
Through two luminous windows saw
Spirits playing musically
To a lute’s well-tuned law;
Round about a throne, where sitting
(Porphyrogene !)
In state his glory well befitting,
The ruler of the realm was seen.

And all with pearl and ruby glowing
Was the fair palace door,
Through which came flowing, flowing, flowing
And sparkling evermore.
A troop of Echoes whose sweet duty
Was but to sing.
In voices of surpassing beauty,
The wit and wisdom of their king.

Poe_HalloweenBut evil thing, in robes of sorrow,
Assailed the monarch’s high estate;
(Ah, let us mourn, for never morrow
Shall dawn upon him, desolate !)
And round about his home, the glory
That blushed and bloomed
Is but a dim-remembered story
Of the old time entombed.

And travelers now within that valley,
Through the red-litten windows see
Vast forms that move fantastically
To a discordant melody;
While, like a rapid ghastly river,
Through the pale door;
A hideous throng rush out forever,
And laugh- but smile no more.

submitted for All Hollow’s Eve 2014

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3 Responses to The Haunted Palace

  1. superbe écriture Evelyn
    voilà un moment que je n’étais passé te saluer, j’espere que tu vas bien
    bisous vers toi très chère amie


    • Evelyn says:

      Merci pour tes mots d’encouragment et salutations. J’espere seul que je retain credit pour cette poeme ! C’est un grand plaisir avoir ton presence a` mon bulles !
      Paniers plein de bisous pour toi, cherie ! Evelyn


  2. majestic art says:

    Delighted to Come Upon This


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