Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “To the River ——” (Text-06), Broadway Journal, September 6, 1845, 2:131, col. 1


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[page 131, column 1, continued:]

To the River ——

Fair river! in thy bright, clear flow

Of crystal, wandering water,

Thou art an emblem of the glow

Of beauty — the unhidden heart —

The playful maziness of art

In old Alberto’s daughter;

 

But when within thy wave she looks —

Which glistens then, and trembles —

Why, then, the prettiest of brooks

Her worshipper resembles;

For in my heart, as in thy stream,

Her image deeply lies —

The heart which trembles at the beam

Of her soul-searching eyes.

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Notes:

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