Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Evening Star - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

'Twas noontide of summer,
And mid-time of night;
And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, thro' the light
Of the brighter, cold moon,
'Mid planets her slaves,
Herself in the Heavens,
Her beam on the waves.
I gazed awhile
On her cold smile;
Too cold- too cold for me-
There pass'd, as a shroud,
A fleecy cloud,
And I turned away to thee,
Proud Evening Star,
In thy glory afar,
And dearer thy beam shall be;
For joy to my heart
Is the proud part
Thou bearest in Heaven at night,
And more I admire
Thy distant fire,
Than that colder, lowly light.


Comments about Evening Star by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Alisha Castle (12/5/2016 6:37:00 AM)


    Whatever I read of Edger Allan Poe: the author, his poetry I have seen directly written by his heart (Report) Reply

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  • Indira Renganathan (11/15/2016 8:16:00 AM)


    What a vision of ken to look at the distant fire than that lowly light to sing this high....wonderful- 10 (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (8/26/2016 2:18:00 PM)


    A beautiful tribute to an evening star......excellent! (Report) Reply

  • (3/4/2016 9:39:00 AM)


    Very moving poem!
    This poem has spiritual meaning to it.
    A great poem.
    (Report) Reply

  • (12/14/2015 3:41:00 AM)


    nice to poem I read at dawning//thanks (Report) Reply

  • Nancy Oyula (8/25/2015 3:48:00 AM)


    If I could have read the title on another platform, I could have figured Kenny Rogers (country music artiste) was the subject.
    Poe's poems have a way of getting in me. I love this one.
    (Report) Reply

  • Edgar Stevens (8/3/2015 6:57:00 AM)


    it has a lot of meaning for sure....dream.. (Report) Reply

  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/19/2015 2:48:00 AM)


    Genius craftsmanship in absolute rhymsical form! (Report) Reply

  • (1/10/2015 9:50:00 PM)


    This poem's very deep. It takes me to the other dimension. (Report) Reply

  • Mark Arvizu (10/23/2014 5:32:00 PM)


    Tales me places that I want to go (Report) Reply

  • (8/27/2014 5:35:00 PM)


    beautyful (Report) Reply

  • Primrose Tee (7/2/2014 2:28:00 PM)


    Twinkle twinkle little star,shine on forever (Report) Reply

  • Dawn Fuzan (5/14/2014 4:47:00 PM)


    Edgar This is an interesting piece of poetry keep it up (Report) Reply

  • (4/3/2014 5:59:00 PM)


    Its a lovely poem. Reading a poem I felt the poet had gone beyond the days of egoistic pride when one wants to possess the most valuable objects. Instead he find peace in humility by connecting with small and ordinary. It is a strong metaphor for how people find the charm of power diminishing while enjoying simple things. (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Claus (4/3/2014 2:19:00 PM)


    I really like this poem. I sense the kinship Poe felt with the distant star. The moon is too near, too obvious, too attainable, too cliche. The poet reaches for something beyond, something more mysterious. I identify. (Report) Reply

  • Sixtus Osim (4/3/2014 11:47:00 AM)


    The lines of this poem are just tight and well woven like a mat; each line runs into the other, simply, without faltering.
    Quite a wonderful piece.
    (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (4/3/2014 7:45:00 AM)


    a shroud, A fleecy cloud, lovely metaphor poem over all stole coldness from the fire, Moon the Queen and rest all slave........moon shines bright in compare to other shining orbs owing less distance from the sight intimacy of closeness lovely my salutation to the poet EAP thank you poem hunter you made the haven for heavens (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (4/3/2014 4:18:00 AM)


    Wonderful poem from the sage! I never thought of the star emitting 'fire'. Great imagery! (Report) Reply

  • (11/19/2013 10:45:00 PM)


    this is one of his best :) (Report) Reply

  • (6/1/2013 12:53:00 PM)


    Excellent. The evening star a hero. Great poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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