Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Bridal Ballad

Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

The ring is on my hand,
And the wreath is on my brow;
Satin and jewels grand
Are all at my command,
And I am happy now.

And my lord he loves me well;
But, when first he breathed his vow,
I felt my bosom swell-
For the words rang as a knell,
And the voice seemed his who fell
In the battle down the dell,
And who is happy now.

But he spoke to re-assure me,
And he kissed my pallid brow,
While a reverie came o'er me,
And to the church-yard bore me,
And I sighed to him before me,
Thinking him dead D'Elormie,
"Oh, I am happy now!"

And thus the words were spoken,
And this the plighted vow,
And, though my faith be broken,
And, though my heart be broken,
Here is a ring, as token
That I am happy now!

Would God I could awaken!
For I dream I know not how!
And my soul is sorely shaken
Lest an evil step be taken,-
Lest the dead who is forsaken
May not be happy now.

Form: Ballad


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  • Piper (12/1/2019 10:24:00 PM)

    This poem is so inspiring and beautifully written.
    If anyone reads the infernal devices book series by Cassandra Clare, you will find it is based on this deeply meaningful poem.
    Thank you Poe for expressing his feelings in this way.Already ReportedReply

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  • Patrick (9/8/2019 11:17:00 AM)

    Her name was Virginia Clemm. It was an under-age " cousin marriage" . She died of tuberculosis aged 24. The poem was probably composed in May 1849, only five months before Poe's own death in Baltimore.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (8/8/2019 9:16:00 AM)

    A wonderful profound bridal song depicting her sentiments and emotions while taking wedding vows.(Report)Reply

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  • Onitunu OluOnitunu Olu (8/8/2019 7:05:00 AM)

    Captivating. Realism. Hurt. Joy. Love.(Report)Reply

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  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (8/8/2019 3:51:00 AM)

    While a reverie came o'er me,
    And to the church-yard bore me,
    And I sighed to him before me,
    Thinking him dead D'Elormie,
    " Oh, I am happy now! "

    beautiful poem
    great writings
    great 10+++++++++(Report)Reply

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  • Uche NwanzeUche Nwanze (8/8/2019 1:46:00 AM)

    Beautiful piece from a beautiful mind. A legend(Report)Reply

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (7/6/2019 10:29:00 AM)

    'Would God I could awaken!
    For I dream I know not how!
    And my soul is sorely shaken
    Lest an evil step be taken, -
    Lest the dead who is forsaken
    May not be happy now. '... is awesome. A nice poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (7/6/2019 9:06:00 AM)

    An amazing bridal ballad depicting the mixed emotions of the bride at the time of wedding oath taking ceremony as also various shades of love.(Report)Reply

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (7/6/2019 2:46:00 AM)

    The words were spoken! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.(Report)Reply

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  • Aniruddha PathakAniruddha Pathak (7/6/2019 1:48:00 AM)

    Great write.
    Few poets are rated so high in their lifetime,
    but EAP was perhaps more so.(Report)Reply

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  • POOPIE (6/5/2019 12:26:00 PM)

    I AM MY NAME (POOPIE)(Report)Reply

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  • Poooooo (5/15/2019 7:38:00 PM)

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  • Sandra Feldman (1/18/2019 3:52:00 AM)

    The mot perfect and sad love poem ever written!(Report)Reply

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  • David Lee Mullins (11/3/2018 4:28:00 PM)

    This man of poetry and story was very much under rated in his lifetime. He was recognized thereafter as a true master of word and feeling.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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