From an Album (Alone)

Eerste publicatie: September 1875 (Scribner’s Monthly Magazine)
Annotatie: Het manuscript van dit gedicht had geen titel en was ondertekend met E.A. Poe, 17 maart 1829.

Vertalingen en bewerkingen:
1985: Uit een Album (Alleen) (Edgar Allan Poe – gedichten, Wijnand Steemers)
1933: Alleen (Forum – maandschrift voor letteren en kunst, 2e jaargang, nr. 1, Nijgh & Van Ditmar)
1916: Alleen (De Beweging, jaargang 12, deel 4, W. Versluys)

Diversen:
De roman Oud en eenzaam (1978) van Gerard Reve opent met het niet-vertaalde gedicht ‘Alone’.

ALONE

From childhood’s hour I have not been

As others were — I have not seen

As others saw — I could not bring

My passions from a common spring —

From the same source I have not taken

My sorrow — I could not awaken

My heart to joy at the same tone —

And all I lov’d — I lov’d alone —

Then — in my childhood — in the dawn

Of a most stormy life — was drawn

From ev’ry depth of good and ill

The mystery which binds me still —

From the torrent, or the fountain —

From the red cliff of the mountain —

From the sun that ’round me roll’d

In its autumn tint of gold —

From the lightning in the sky

As it pass’d me flying by —

From the thunder, and the storm —

And the cloud that took the form

(When the rest of Heaven was blue)

Of a demon in my view —