Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “To — — (Elmira)” (Study Text)


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Seq: 3.

Title: TO —— ——

Stanza: 1

Line-01-001 The bowers whereat, in dreams, I see

Line-01-002 [[indent]] The wantonest singing birds

Line-01-003 Are lips — and all thy melody

Line-01-004 [[indent]] Of lip-begotten words —

Stanza: 2

Line-01-005 Thine eyes, in Heaven of heart enshrin’d

Line-01-006 [[indent]] Then desolately fall,

Line-01-007 O! God! on my funereal mind

Line-01-008 [[indent]] Like starlight on a pall —

Stanza: 3

Line-01-009 Thy heart — thy heart! — I wake and sigh,

Line-01-010 [[indent]] And sleep to dream till day

Line-01-011 Of {{1845-02: the }} truth that gold can never buy —

Line-01-012 [[indent]] Of the {{1829-01: trifles //1845-02: baubles }} that it may.



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