The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe
- Year Published: 1903
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Poe, E.A. (1903). The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Edition, Volume 5. New York: P. F. Collier and Son.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 8.0
- Word Count: 159
- Genre: Poetry
- Keywords: difference, isolation, loneliness, solitude
- ✎ Cite This
Poe, E. (1903). Alone. The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved June 03, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/3160/alone/
Poe, Edgar Allan. "Alone." The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Lit2Go Edition. 1903. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/3160/alone/>. June 03, 2023.
Edgar Allan Poe, "Alone," The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Lit2Go Edition, (1903), accessed June 03, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/3160/alone/.
From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were–I have not seen
As others saw–I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I lov'd, I loved alone.
Then–in my childhood–in the dawn
Of a most stormy life–was drawn
From ev'ry depth of good and ill
The mystery which binds me still:
From the torrent, or the fountain,
From the red cliff of the mountain,
From the sun that 'round me roll'd
In its autumn tint of gold–
From the lightning in the sky
As it pass'd me flying by–
From the thunder and the storm,
And the cloud that took the form
(When the rest of Heaven was blue)
Of a demon in my view.