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,
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Comments about Evening Star by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Adnan Khalifeh (4/3/2010 8:07:00 PM)

    I gazed awhile
    On her cold smile;
    Too cold- too cold for me-
    ……………
    And I turned away to thee,
    Proud Evening Star,
    ………………
    And more I admire
    Thy distant fire,
    Than that colder, lowly light.
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    Oh, yes. Whenever you got the feeling that you are alone and the moon is reflecting a miserable lowy cold light on you, that time you start dreaming to chase the far stars until you be burned by its fire.
    I like the poet way of re-evaluating his situation and setting his new target for his new long journey. (Report) Reply

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  • Ramesh T A Ramesh T A (4/3/2010 7:08:00 AM)

    He admires the distant fire like Star than the cold low light Moon near! He is strange and peculiar and unique in thoughts and writings and so, he stands apart from others even today! His experiences in life made him to be so! (Report) Reply

  • Jasmine Allen (4/3/2009 10:29:00 PM)

    its clear that his life has been hard and he really gives it great detail as to comparing it to a summer night. i like it (Report) Reply

  • Han Bin Kim (4/3/2009 7:47:00 PM)

    Everything gives a somewhat dark and gloomy feeling. I don't think Edgar Allan Poe, with his perspective of looking things, could have led a very happy life. His poems are excellent but dark and dreadful to think of... especially in nightmares! (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Poewhit (4/3/2009 9:19:00 AM)

    Poe had a thing with the macabre things of life. Bringing coldness to burning stars and the far lost away feelings of life. Looking at the darker side of the spectrum of things in perspective. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Pruchnicki (4/3/2008 12:45:00 PM)

    A good poem indeed - keep in mind that is a rhymed and metered
    poem typical of nineteenth century American poetry, not as some
    seem to think, an outburst of 21st century emotion!

    Relax and enjoy an excellent poem - for its time! (Report) Reply

  • Mark Nwagwu Mark Nwagwu (4/3/2008 11:37:00 AM)

    I turned to thee proud evening star - yes, i always seek the warmth of Poe, and this is one of them; lifts me up and keeps me up (Report) Reply

  • Joan Forbush (4/3/2008 10:09:00 AM)

    i liked how he described the moon. when the moon is full it is easy to see her cold smile. (Report) Reply

  • Archie Langford (4/3/2008 2:14:00 AM)

    I go for Poe I love him so. a l (Report) Reply

  • Liberate Monfri (1/21/2008 5:36:00 PM)

    Nothing less than an absolute masterpiece... (Report) Reply

  • Jasmine Ingram (4/3/2007 9:33:00 PM)

    I THINK HE DESCRIBED EVERYTHING IN THE POEM SO VIVIDLY THAT IT FELT LIKE I WAS LOOKING AT THE STARS WITH HIM. (Report) Reply

  • Kimberly Kastner (4/3/2007 2:22:00 PM)

    I agree with Carol; this is one of my favorite poems by Poe. (Report) Reply

  • Carol Cook (4/3/2007 10:40:00 AM)

    Beautiful doesn't begin to describe the emotion one feels in the reading. (Report) Reply

  • Li Away (4/3/2007 7:18:00 AM)

    it conjurs up the very sense of idle desire' Thy distant fire'. it's its own adversary. it lends it self easily to my world. it's an effortless beauty!
    my man Poe? (Report) Reply

  • Amber Mutt (5/18/2006 1:12:00 PM)

    loved the poem, loved the rhyming. poetry should be felt, you shouldn´t have to pick it apart and analize it to understand it. this is the exact tipe of poem that i can feel. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Reynolds (4/3/2006 9:05:00 AM)

    Not only interesting, but deservedly so. No cast-in-rock, died in the wool, changeless rule ethics should be applied to any art form. They only set needless boundaries to restrict creativity by sidetracking the mind's own path of freedom. To judge anyones work by these rules is therefore not worth the pot it's been pissed in. Read/Look/Feel for yourself and make your own choice; Like it, love it, loathe it or just appreciate the effort. By the way, Poe rocks! (My boat)
    Danny (Report) Reply

  • Laurie Gain (4/3/2005 8:24:00 AM)

    It's interesting to note that this revered classic poet also writes poetry in which the rhyme and rhythm schemes are not consistent throughout the work. I believe I begin to see light (even moonlight!) . (Report) Reply










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