Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “Song” (Text-07), Herring copy of Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems (1829), with manuscript changes, 1845, p. 61


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[page 61:]

2.

TO —— ——

1

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:

2

And, in thine eye a kindling light

(Whatever it might be)

Was all on Earth my aching sight

Of Loveliness could see.

3

That blush, perhaps, was maiden shame —

As such it well may pass —

Though its glow hath rais’d a fiercer flame

In the breast of him, alas!

4

Who saw thee on that bridal day,

When that deep blush would come o’er thee,

Though happiness around thee lay,

The world all love before thee.


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Notes:

This version presents the text with all of Poe's indicated changes having been made. For a detailed analysis of the changes made in this version, see the study text.


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