by Edgar Allan Poe
US poet, critic and short story writer. Poe is best known for his macabre horror stories including The Fall of the House of Usher, The Gold Bug and The Black Cat (1842). His key poems include Lenore (1831), The Raven (1842), Ulalume (1847). He also wrote some critical essays including The Philosophy of Composition (1846), Time and Space (1844) and The Poetic Principle (1850), and a novel The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym (1838). Poe had a great influence on a number of writers including Arthur Conan Doyle and Jules Verne.
It was many and many a year ago,
I was a child and She was a child,
And this was the reason that, long ago,
The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
But our love it was stronger by far than the love
For the moon never beams without bringing me dreams