poet Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

#11 on top 500 poets

Eldorado

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old-
This knight so bold-
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow-
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be-
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied-
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Add this poem to MyPoemList

Rating Card

3,9 out of 5
298 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (9/23/2020 4:54:00 AM)

    " Over the Mountains
    Of the Moon,
    Down the Valley of the Shadow,
    Ride, boldly ride, "

    If you seek Eldorado. fine poem. tony

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • dead dog gaming epic (10/28/2019 7:21:00 AM)

    bro this is cringe bro

    Already Reported Reply
    7 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • rejin (8/7/2019 7:56:00 AM)

    Your poem eldorado is so nice i am reading this poem

    Report Reply
    2 person liked.
    3 person did not like.
  • boii 000000 (11/28/2018 1:19:00 PM)

    ELDORADO COME BACK HOME THE CHICKENS NEED FOOD! ! ! !

    Already Reported Reply
    4 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Danny Horn (8/30/2018 7:41:00 AM)

    I love this poem. (I am teaching it to my 9 year Grandson)

    Report Reply
    3 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Edgar Allan Poe lover (3/20/2018 7:14:00 PM)

    This poem is brilliant. I read it in my big sisters book and have not been the same about Edgar Allan Poe since! I think it is safe to say that he is one of my favorite american authors.

    Report Reply
    6 person liked.
    3 person did not like.
  • Maya Angelou (3/6/2018 3:52:00 PM)

    Have been working on my own eldorado still have a long way to go for a journey of a lifetime in search of eldorado

    Report Reply
    5 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • I am a (3/5/2018 2:59:00 PM)

    This is some gay

    Already Reported Reply
    9 person liked.
    11 person did not like.
  • Edgar fan 1001 (12/5/2017 10:13:00 AM)

    Wait just a Moment boi

    Report Reply
    4 person liked.
    10 person did not like.
  • Edgar fan 1000 (12/5/2017 10:12:00 AM)

    Love this poem

    Report Reply
    7 person liked.
    6 person did not like.
  • miles (12/1/2017 9:17:00 AM)

    five bithches on me givingh sloppy toppy

    Report Reply
    9 person liked.
    14 person did not like.
  • Christian Stabulis (11/30/2017 7:07:00 PM)

    An allegory on how nobody ever finds what they are truly looking for in life.

    This is not a happy poem. Then again, none of Poe's poems are.

    Report Reply
    12 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Hello My Name Is (11/8/2017 5:34:00 PM)

    Bob, well it is actually Bob but you can call me bob

    Report Reply
    10 person liked.
    7 person did not like.
  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (9/25/2017 10:42:00 AM)

    Over the Mountains
    Of the Moon,
    Down the Valley of the Shadow,
    Ride, boldly ride,

    Nice poem, thanks poet.

    Report Reply
    9 person liked.
    9 person did not like.
  • Mountain ManMountain Man (4/21/2017 9:27:00 AM)

    Eldorado, a knight to
    save his queen even in the
    post millennium world.

    Report Reply
    7 person liked.
    8 person did not like.
  • Indira RenganathanIndira Renganathan (3/18/2017 6:30:00 AM)

    Very enjoyable poem....reflects vividly the human mind...- great

    Report Reply
    7 person liked.
    9 person did not like.
  • Akachukwu LekwauwaAkachukwu Lekwauwa (11/1/2016 6:57:00 AM)

    no one can find, ...eldorado

    Report Reply
    10 person liked.
    8 person did not like.
  • Mizzy ........Mizzy ........ (9/23/2016 3:18:00 PM)

    The elusive Eldorado's......Enjoyed reading...

    Report Reply
    9 person liked.
    8 person did not like.
  • Lance Bradley (4/16/2016 6:48:00 AM)

    Eldorado is a pome I like.

    Report Reply
    11 person liked.
    18 person did not like.
  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/7/2016 1:20:00 AM)

    In search of wealth. Nice work.

    Report Reply
    15 person liked.
    18 person did not like.

Robert Frost

The Road Not Taken



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Read poems about / on: sunshine, strength, moon, song, heart, journey