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

  • Sanjibsaha AniketaSanjibsaha Aniketa (12/21/2019 12:14:00 AM)

    For joy to my heart
    Is the proud part
    Thou bearest in Heaven at night,
    And more I admire....

    Beautiful feelings.(Report)Reply

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  • Son Goku (7/25/2018 4:53:00 AM)

    Love it. his poem helped me to understand more about how to write a proper poem.(Report)Reply

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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (7/16/2018 5:31:00 PM)

    I love listening to the contours and shapes and light and shadows at play in the hand of a master(Report)Reply

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  • Lungelo S MbuyaziLungelo S Mbuyazi (7/16/2018 12:51:00 PM)

    A beautifully crafted poem...
    I enjoyed reading it and I like it as wel(Report)Reply

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  • Robert Murray SmithRobert Murray Smith (7/16/2018 8:02:00 AM)

    Venturing into the heavens and himself results in brilliance.(Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (7/16/2018 1:06:00 AM)

    Such a masterful write by Edgar Allan Poe👍👍👍(Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (7/16/2018 1:05:00 AM)

    Proud Evening Star,
    In thy glory afar,
    //////////
    star; stars on the evening sky
    east to west, north to south
    Great bear's twinkling says- hi
    .................

    beautifully penned(Report)Reply

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  • Xochitl (5/25/2018 1:01:00 AM)

    He has just remarkable poems. Love them all.(Report)Reply

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  • Grace Adkins (5/2/2018 9:16:00 AM)

    A true master. There is no one writer today whose work compares.(Report)Reply

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  • Ruta MohapatraRuta Mohapatra (12/9/2017 12:31:00 PM)

    Simply beautiful! Enjoyed reading it.(Report)Reply

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  • kacee (12/5/2017 12:04:00 PM)

    needs a metaphor in it(Report)Reply

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  • Alina KaikeyiAlina Kaikeyi (9/26/2017 11:31:00 AM)

    And I turned away to thee,
    Proud Evening Star,
    In thy glory afar,
    And dearer thy beam shall be;
    nicely penned.(Report)Reply

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  • Alisha CastleAlisha 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 RenganathanIndira 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

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

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

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  • Lisa Marie Mottert (3/4/2016 9:39:00 AM)

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

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  • Manonton Dalan (12/14/2015 3:41:00 AM)

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

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  • Nancy OyulaNancy 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

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

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

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

    Genius craftsmanship in absolute rhymsical form!(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002



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