To One In Paradise Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

To One In Paradise

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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.

Anonymous 02 January 2019

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 * 27 January 2013

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

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Anonymous 02 January 2019

Your Comment SUCKS! ! ! Get a life Sherlock

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Edmund Strolis 24 October 2015

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

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