Annabel Lee - Edgar Alan 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.
She was a child and I 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 by night
   Chilling my Annabel Lee;
So that her high-born kinsman 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 a cloud, 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 see 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 her sepulchre there by the sea--
   In her tomb by the side of the sea.

Το συγκεκριμένο ποίημα έχει μεταφραστεί στα ελληνικά αλλά πιστεύω αξίζει να το διαβάσει κανείς στ'αγγλικά γιατί στη μετάφραση χάνει τη μελωδικότητα και τη μουσικότητα του..

3 σχόλια:

Ελευθερία είπε...

Αγαπημενος ποιητής ο Εdgar Alan Poe !!

Υπέροχο το ποιημα !!!

Μαριανα είπε...

πολύ συγκινητικό... και πολύ ωραίο, δεν το έχω ξαναδιαβάσει.

Global Greek είπε...

βουρ να διαβάσω κι άλλα του Εντκαρ. Μου άρεσε πολύ και συμφωνώ, το μεταφρασμένο είναι δύσκολο να κρατήσει όλα τα στοιχεία, μουσική, αίσθηση, λογο του προτότυπου