Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Party 2012

Annabel Lee
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
This poem always makes me tear when I read it. I just can't help it.
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Here is my Masquerade Muse Ornie!
Leave a comment on this post to enter!
Good Luck!

For more Halloween parties, visit Vanessa's site here!

Lisa :)


  1. Wow what a magical and haunting Halloween post! Beautiful images, you're very talented! Thanks for having me, and Happy Halloween!

    Please come party with me at my 2 different Halloween parties:

    See you soon :)

  2. Your Anabelle Lee piece is just fabulous!! As well as your masked girl!

  3. I have always loved Poe and that poem especially. You painting is wonderful and captures the mood. I would be thrilled to win your Halloween Masquerade ornie. A little Mask of the Red Death maybe? Thanks for creating such a lovely piece to give away.

  4. your art is amazing..and befitting of the poem. I hope I win....come see me, I have a giveaway to offer too!

  5. Your mixed media piece is stunning! I loved your post and am happy to have found your blog through Vanessa's fun event. I look forward to seeing more!


  6. Thank you for inviting me to your Halloween party, I had a wonderful time. I love your work, you are crazy talented! Please enter me in your giveaway, it is a lovely ornament.

    Thanks again, Happy Halloween and do stop by my party sometime.

  7. Ahhh Annabel Lee, a wonderful poem.

    Your art is beautiful.

  8. What a beautiful post - I love your creations!!! :-) Happy Halloween!

  9. Oh Lisa, this is amazing. I love Poe, and this is one of my faves. You did a beautiful job. Great ornie too, hook me up girl!

  10. VERY Cool Like watching a stop-motion video of the poem. :) Well done and thoroughly enjoyed!

    xoxox Roo

  11. Lisa
    Can't believe I am so far the only post you have? Really, people are missing out. I really enjoyed your visual Edgar A Poes' "AnnaBell Lee". Perhaps it it because your blog link was amidst a bunch of others that had no postings????? just a guess,Anyway I am glad I ventured a peek. Just lovely (and kinda dark...which is the way I like it) hehe he.
    Thanks for inviting me.

  12. I am new here, through the blog party, but I absolutely love your work!

  13. Oh, Annabell Lee. One of the best poems ever written :)

    Please visit my party at:

  14. This post was so beautiful!
    I love the poem and the drawings made it even more magical!

  15. I love this post. You did an awesome job with everything. I felt as if I was right there. The photos..everything went so well with Edgar Allan Poe's poem. I would love to enter your giveaway and win. Thank you for sharing it all with me. I hope that you have the time to visit:

  16. Your art and ornie are both gorgeous, Lisa......the poetry tragic and touching, as well!
    This lovelorn tale sets the perfect mood for haunting....

    Thank you so much having me.
    My best,

  17. Haunting and touching along with your lovely pictures! Halloween cheers!

  18. Annbel Lee is amazing as all your girls are. I really love that you sometimes show how you create, it's wonderful to almost see how the girls form in your thoughts.

  19. Your artwork is lovely and flows with Poe's poem.

  20. What a tale though, isn't it? That Edgar.

    Looved your photos to go with it... perfection!!

    Thank you so much for being a part of this extra magical season!!

    ♥ Vanessa

  21. This is beautiful! Thanks for inviting me to the party.

  22. Such amazing talent you have! I just ADORE your artwork!

    Please come and visit me at

    Happy Haunting

  23. Hi Lisa,
    Annabel Lee is wonderfull, so magical and the ornie is wow!!!!
    Please, please please put my name in the hat too.
    Have a great week

  24. Your post and beautiful art work are perfect for Halloween! please enter me for a chance to win the gorgeous giveaway.

    Thank you!

  25. Hi Lisa,
    Thank you for coming over to my blog party. I love your art! I would be honored to be placed in the pool to try to win your beautiful Halloween ornament. I have a special Halloween tree that stays out all year round. I would love to add her to my tree!

    Happy Halloween,

  26. Oh my goodness! Annabelle Lee is my FAVORITE! Have you heard this poem set to music from Marissa Nadler? I think you would love it! So haunting - just like this post. :) The painting of her is enchanting. Your masquerade ornie is exquisite - I have always adored your work. Thanks for the invitation to your party, and Happy Halloween!

  27. Wonderful! Love Edgar!...(And your photos!)

  28. Dearest Lisa,
    I cannot believe I have not found you before now. I love this piece. It is hauntingly beautiful. I am amazed at all your work. The faces are enchanting. Off to the store to view more.
    Thank you for the Wonderful party. I had a spooktacular good time. I would love for you to drop in to Wonderland for a Ghostly tale and a few Halloween treats. See ya there
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  29. That is the loveliest art piece! I am in heaven with you art. I love this poem as well! Thank you for the beautiful party!

    Happy Halloween!

  30. I love this poem, too, and your art is so hauntingly beautiful...

  31. hello Lisa,

    such a lovely post
    such a dreamy painting which overflows with tales and feeling
    it must have taken so long to do the lettering!
    it really is wonderful

    thank you for the chance to win your beautiful muse.

    lovely Halloween to you~

  32. I am a bit ashamed to admit it, but my knowledge of Edgar Allen Poe is rather limited. But this is a lovely and very sad poem and I do love your art work for it! I am a rubber stamper myself and I really love that you printed the poem out with stamps! I know how tedious that can be, so BRAVO!

    Thank you for having me at your party! When you get the chance, won't you please visit at mine?:

    Wishing you a lovely evening (and if you are in the path of the storm, please be safe!),


  33. Amazing.. OMG I love her!!!

    Happy halloween

  34. I'm late to visiting the parties and didn't throw one myself this year, but I just had to tell you how much I loved this post! That is one of my most favorite of Poe's works and your painting is spectacular!


    Thanks for all your lovely messages! Winner to be announced soon! :)

  36. It's a good post. In this post, you gave such a very cute ideas for the decorations of Best Halloween Party.



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