Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Eldorado - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

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!"


Comments about Eldorado by Edgar Allan Poe

  • (12/5/2017 10:13:00 AM)


    Wait just a Moment boi (Report) Reply

    2 person liked.
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  • (12/5/2017 10:12:00 AM)


    Love this poem (Report) Reply

  • (12/1/2017 9:17:00 AM)


    five bithches on me givingh sloppy toppy (Report) Reply

  • (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

  • (11/8/2017 5:34:00 PM)


    Bob, well it is actually Bob but you can call me bob (Report) Reply

  • Rogelio Guillermo (10/15/2017 6:50:00 PM)


    We all are 'gaily bedight, gallant knigths' ever searching for our El Dorado... lol (Report) Reply

  • Subhas 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

  • Loppo Louie (4/21/2017 9:27:00 AM)


    Eldorado, a knight to
    save his queen even in the
    post millennium world.
    (Report) Reply

  • Indira Renganathan (3/18/2017 6:30:00 AM)


    Very enjoyable poem....reflects vividly the human mind...- great (Report) Reply

  • Akachukwu Lekwauwa (11/1/2016 6:57:00 AM)


    no one can find, ...eldorado (Report) Reply

  • Mizzy ........ (9/23/2016 3:18:00 PM)


    The elusive Eldorado's......Enjoyed reading... (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2016 6:48:00 AM)


    Eldorado is a pome I like. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/7/2016 1:20:00 AM)


    In search of wealth. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • (7/29/2015 12:42:00 PM)


    Is it too late to come on the home?
    я думаю, знаешь, что с этим делать
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    (Report) Reply

  • (7/29/2015 12:40:00 PM)


    Is it too late to come on the home?
    я думаю, знаешь, что с этим делать
    v622325444/3cb40/IstBloys2r4.jpg
    (Report) Reply

  • Mark Arvizu (10/18/2014 1:05:00 PM)


    All that was left of the pilgrim was his shadow (Report) Reply

  • (5/21/2014 3:37:00 AM)


    Have been working on my own Eldorado for the past five years... still a long way to go... for it is nothing but the journey of a life-time* * (Report) Reply

  • Babatunde Aremu (5/5/2014 3:59:00 AM)


    Great write from a sage. I like this poem for its deep thought about man's quest (Report) Reply

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (4/26/2014 1:09:00 PM)


    Perfect interconnection to each other. Highly poetic (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2014 12:03:00 AM)


    This is one of hte most interesting Poe poems because of its deviation from his darker themes. The story of the man searching for El Dorado (the mythical city of gold) , but never finding it. The pilgrim shadow the knight meets is hinted to be Death himself, and to reveals to reach El Dorardo, one must (among other things) cross the valley of shadow....Sound famililar? The poem talks of a man's search for heaven on earth, and his revelation on his deathbed that there can only be a true heaven for the dead. I adore this poem. A classic. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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