Edgar Allan Poe

Born on January 19th, 1809
Born in Boston, Massachusetts

Edgar Allan Poe born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 19th, 1809. His father was David Poe, Jr and his mother was Elizabeth Poe. They were actor and actress. David Poe abandoned his family and in 1810. Then his mother died a year after he left. After his mother's death John Allan took care of him.He attended to Manor school, Reverend John boarding school and University of Virginia.

Edgar Allan Poe was an American poet, short story writer, editor, critic and one of the leaders who influenced on American Romantic Movement. In 1827, he published his first book, like Tamerlane and other poems. They are now rare book that one copy has been sold for $ 200,000. In 1929 he published his second book, 'Al Aaraaf'. At the same year his foster mother passed away. He wrote about 51 poems.

A Dream

In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed of joy departed-
But a waking dream of life and light
Hath left me broken-hearted.

Ah! what is not a dream by day
To him whose eyes are cast*
On things around him with a ray
Turned back upon the past?

That holy dream- that holy dream,
While all the world were chiding,
Hath cheered me as a lovely beam
A lonely spirit guiding.

What though that light, thro' storm and night,
So trembled from afar-
What could there be more purely bright
In Truth's day-star?

Edgar Allan Poe