Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “To — —” (Text-03), Herring copy of Al Aaraaf, Tamerlane and Minor Poems (1829), with manuscript changes, 1845, p. 62


[page 62:]


TO —— ——


The bowers whereat, in dreams, I see

The wantonest singing birds

Are lips — and all thy melody

Of lip-begotten words —


Thine eyes, in Heaven of heart enshrin’d

Then desolately fall,

O! God! on my funereal mind

Like starlight on a pall —


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

And sleep to dream till day

Of the truth that gold can never buy —

Of the baubles that it may.



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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