Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

To One In Paradise - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

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Thou wast all that to me, love,
For which my soul did pine-
A green isle in the sea, love,
A fountain and a shrine,
All wreathed with fairy fruits and flowers,
And all the flowers were mine.

Ah, dream too bright to last!
Ah, starry Hope! that didst arise
But to be overcast!
A voice from out the Future cries,
'On! on!'- but o'er the Past
(Dim gulf!) my spirit hovering lies
Mute, motionless, aghast!

For, alas! alas! me
For me the light of Life is over!
'No more- no more- no more-'
(Such language holds the solemn sea
To the sands upon the shore)
Shall bloom the thunder-blasted tree
Or the stricken eagle soar!

And all my days are trances,
And all my nightly dreams
Are where thy grey eye glances,
And where thy footstep gleams-
In what ethereal dances,
By what eternal streams.


Comments about To One In Paradise by Edgar Allan Poe

  • (1/27/2013 12:33:00 PM)


    a beautiful tribute to the one he lost, an amazing write! (Report) Reply

    Edmund Strolis Edmund Strolis (10/24/2015 5:35:00 PM)

    Read my Poetic tribute to Edgar Allan Poe and his beloved Lenore.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

Poem Edited: Friday, August 25, 2006


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