Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. Killis Campbell), “To —,” The Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Ginn and Company, 1917, p. 51


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[page 51:]

TO ——

The bowers whereat, in dreams, I see

The wantonest singing birds,

Are lips — and all thy melody

Of lip-begotten words —

5

Thine eyes, in Heaven of heart enshrined

Then desolately fall,

O God! on my funereal mind

Like starlight on a pall —

Thy heart — thy heart! — I wake and sigh,

10

And sleep to dream till day

Of truth that gold can never buy —

Of the baubles that it may.

(1829)

 


[[Variants]]

[The following variants appear at the bottom of page 51:]

Title To — — (1829).

11 the: Omitted in 1831.

12 baubles: trifles (1829).

 


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Notes:

None.

 

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