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Text: Edgar Allan Poe, "To One Departed [To Frances]" (B), Graham's Magazine, March 1842, 20:137





[page 137, continued:]

TO ONE DEPARTED.
                    ———
                  BY EDGAR A. POE.
                    ———

[column 1:]


Seraph! thy memory is to me
    Like some enchanted far-off isle
In some tumultuous sea —
Some ocean vexed as it may be
    With storms; but where, meanwhile,
Serenest skies continually
    Just o'er that one bright island smile.

[column 2:]

For 'mid the earnest cares and woes
    That crowd around my earthly path,
(Sad path, alas, where grows
Not even one lonely rose!)
    My soul at least a solace hath
In dreams of thee; and therein knows
    An Eden of bland repose.









Notes:

In the original, this poem is printed in two short parallel columns, with the first stanza to the left and the second to the right.







 
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