Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. Killis Campbell), “Evening Star,” The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Ginn and Company, 1917, p. 25


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EVENING STAR

’Twas noontide of summer,

And mid-time of night;

And stars, in their orbits,

Shone pale, thro’ the light

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Of the brighter, cold moon,

’Mid planets her slaves,

Herself in the Heavens,

Her beam on the waves.

I gaz’d awhile

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On her cold smile;

Too cold — too cold for me —

There pass’d, as a shroud,

A fleecy cloud,

And I turn’d away to thee,

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Proud Evening Star,

In thy glory afar,

And dearer thy beam shall be;

For joy to my heart

Is the proud part

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Thou bearest in Heav’n at night,

And more I admire

Thy distant fire,

Than that colder, lowly light.

(1827)

 


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Notes:

None.

 

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