Friday, November 4, 2011

[30 Day Drawing Challenge] Day 6 - Favorite Book Character

Another quickly made drawing. Today's task was to draw my favorite book character. It has to be a book and not a movie (that's what the challenge rules say). My favorite book character is Dracula, but since it's also a movie, I had to choose something else. I chose a character from my favorite Edgar Allan Poe poem - Annabel Lee.

Annabel Lee
by 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.

Thanks for looking and commenting!


  1. Aw, that is one of my favorite Poe poems also! I had a teacher once to tried to convince everyone that this poem was demonic and blasphemous (he was a religious nut). His reasoning was waaay out there. Needless to say I really disliked him, which made me like the poem even better!

  2. Ooo, Annabel Lee! <3 You officially rock!

  3. I didn't know this poem...but I can feel as well as in his novels...thanks for this discovering :) and...btw..very nice representation of Annabel.

  4. ful lepo rišeš:)...neverjetno <3

  5. Thank you so much for posting the whole poem. It's been waaay to long since I've read it. Love the poem. I can appreciate it more now that I'm older.


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