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Killing My Annabel Lee

~*Inner thoughts*~
"This is for the "Annabel Lee Contest" held by :iconelitedarkmanips: " ---> [link]

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 highborn 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 the cloud by 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. - Edgar Allan Poe

~*Tools of the Trade*~
Photoshop CS3

~*Stock Credits*~
Moon & Stars ---> [link]
Cliff & Hills ---> [link]
Model ---> [link]
Castle ---> [link]
Tomb ---> [link]
Flowers on Tomb ---> [link]

~*Similar Works*~

Third Place in the Annabel Lee Contest | Annabel Lee Contest Feature
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TitanicsSister's avatar
This is amazing! Poe would be proud!
foreveredward's avatar
I love how you captured the emotion of his poem in this!
snow-valkyrie's avatar
THank you so much. I am happy you like this photomanip.
foreveredward's avatar
You're welcome :) It's amazing, one of the best Annabel Lee pieces I've seen!(and I've seen a lot)
snow-valkyrie's avatar
:bow: What a kind thing to say. BIG hug! :iconfurryhugplz:
Ediblebatteries's avatar
gorgeous work depicting an amazing poem!
snow-valkyrie's avatar
Thank you so much! I need to work on contrast. I hope to get better with shading and the like. I wanted this piece to be different. I have seen everyone depict Annabel Lee, so I figured I would depict the speaker in the poem.
Ediblebatteries's avatar
Never be afraid to make your shadows really dark when depicting night scenes. It also adds drama. I'm so glad you depicted the narrator! While less obvious, I think the poem is just as much about the narrator as it is about the unfortunate Annabel Lee. :D I'm confident that you'll continue to make beautiful photo manipulations!
snow-valkyrie's avatar
Thank you so much for your compliment and your constructive criticism. I deeply appreciate both.
ShaiHulud9's avatar
It have a very evocative atmosphere!
snow-valkyrie's avatar
Thank you for saying so. I am still working on shading. I am a noob when it comes to photomanips.
angeleyes2480's avatar
Ah. Now see, now you're speaking my language!! :highfive: ;) I happen to just ADORE Edgar Allan Poe!!! :woohoo: :salute: "Annabel Lee" is a goodie, but I still say my absolute fav works of his are: "The Tell-Tale Heart" and "The Raven"!! :iconwootplz:

Beautiful work, hon! I love the detail-work on the mausoleum. :iconlovesplz: :thumbsup:
snow-valkyrie's avatar
Thanks, I wanted the mausoleum to stand out as much as possible.
angeleyes2480's avatar
You succeeded then! ;)
MaRoC68's avatar
Realy wonderful work! :clap::blackrose:
snow-valkyrie's avatar
Thank you! I am happy you like it!
Vampy-note's avatar
You amazing work has been featured in my journal :la:

Here is the [link]!
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snow-valkyrie's avatar
Thank you so much! I am still in shock!
Elvenwyn's avatar
This is a really beautiful poem by Edgar Allan Poe; also nice job on the picture.
snow-valkyrie's avatar
Thanks, I am glad you like it.
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