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What poems did Edgar Allan Poe write on or about nature?
-- Anonymous, February 11, 2003
Poe's communion with landscape was very personal and select. The landscape never speaks for itself beyond what Poe is seeking, no matter how fantastic orpowerful the effect. "The Lake" is the simplest perhaps, an early poem where Poe shows his fascination with a certain scene and how it speaks to the soul. The landscape fantasies "The Valley of Unrest"(based on another place he had visited)and "The City in the Sea" become more like dreamscapes, internalized visions. "Alone" is his earliest revelatory poem experience, a grand panoramic sweep to the solitary cloud that revealed his own nature. "to the River" is a fictional conceit comparing a river to a lady love. For Poe as in his "The Haunted Palace" nature is conjoined to the soul and mind both in emblem and close to actuality.
-- Anonymous, February 12, 2003
-- Anonymous, October 29, 2003