It was many and many a year ago
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  • Matthew Gray Gubler - Annabel Lee
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Matthew Gray Gubler reads Edgar Allan Poe’s poem 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.

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We did a photoshoot this weekend for Emily Dickinson: Paranormal Investigator and I’m getting really pumped. I’m sorry for flooding your dashes but these photos are too good not to share!

Tickets are just $10 if you wanna see what happens when you mash up Poetry + Ghosts + Sailor Moon + Americana.

Pictured here: Heather Harvey as Emily Dickinson, Daniel Morgan Shelley* as Edgar Allan Poe, and Marina Shay* as Helen Hunt Jackson.

*Appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity.