Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. Killis Campbell), “Song,” The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Ginn and Company, 1917, pp. 21-22


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I saw thee on thy bridal day,

When a burning blush came o’er thee,

Though happiness around thee lay,

The world all love before thee: [page 22:]

5

And in thine eye a kindling light

(Whatever it might be)

Was all on Earth my aching sight

Of Loveliness could see.

That blush, perhaps, was maiden shame —

10

As such it well may pass —

Though its glow hath raised a fiercer flame

In the breast of him, alas!

Who saw thee on that bridal day,

When that deep blush would come o’er thee,

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Though happiness around thee lay,

The world all love before thee.

(1827)

 


[[Variants]]

[The following variant appears at the bottom of page 21:]

Title To ---- ---- (1827, 1829).

1 thy: the (1827).

[The following variant appears at the bottom of page 22:]

5 a: the (1827).

6 Of young passion free (1827).

7 aching: chain’d (1827), fetter’d (1829).

8 could: might (1827).

9 perhaps: I ween (1827).

13 thee: the (1827).

 


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Notes:

None.

 

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[S:0 - KCP, 1917] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - Works - Song (ed. K. Campbell, 1917)