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Saturday, 13 February 2010

Beautiful Annabel Lee

{made with Adobe Photoshop.  I followed this tutorial by abduzeedo}

Every Friday the folks over at Art Creation Friday post a new challenge, a picture or a background. The challenge is to use that picture or background to make an atc (artist trading card) or card, altered art, altered digital art, or something else you like.

Want to join in on the fun?
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Annabel Lee - 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 high-born kinsmen 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 one 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. 
Happy Valentines Day to everyone!


Kris Dickinson said...

This is so wonderful! I love Poe's Annabel Lee.

Hermine said...

its wonderful

vintage wil said...

Its wonderful!!

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a fantastic idea.
Love the book. Gorgeous.

Gal Friday said...

This was both a treat for the eye and mind. Perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.

Andrea on Third Street said...

Wow, that's lovely work!
I love EAP, Annabelle Lee is definately one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing!

Femmy said...

beautiful piece!!!

only a movie said...

really pretty

kaye said...

I love this poem and your collage is gorgeous! Well done :)

Marleen said...

What a great collage, so much to see, and I love that vintage look so much, a real great job!!