Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “To One Departed [To Frances]” (Text-03), Graham’s Magazine, March 1842, 20:137


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[page 137, continued:]

TO ONE DEPARTED.

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BY EDGAR A. POE.

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[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.

 


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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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