poet Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe

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To One In Paradise

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.

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002
Poem Edited: Friday, August 25, 2006

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (8/23/2020 9:47:00 PM)

    And all my days are trances,
    And all my nightly dreams
    Are where thy grey eye glances,
    And where thy footstep gleams-
    very fine poem of Allan Poe
    whom we studied in the lit. classes.

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  • Anonymous (1/2/2019 2:44:00 PM)

    Everyone knows that this is his worst poem. So go back to the Yay and Nay and hit NAY. Because you all know that this poem SUCKS.

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  • * Sunprincess * (1/27/2013 12:33:00 PM)

    a beautiful tribute to the one he lost, an amazing write!

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    Anonymous(1/2/2019 2:45:00 PM)

    Your Comment SUCKS! ! ! Get a life Sherlock

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

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

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