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

[page 137, continued:]

                  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.


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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