Text: Edgar Allan Poe (ed. E. C. Stedman and G. E. Woodberry), “To the River ——,” The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, New York: Stone and Kimball, vol. X, 1895, p. 132


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[page 132:]

TO THE RIVER ——

FAIR river! in thy bright, clear flow

Of crystal, wandering water,

Thou art an emblem of the glow

Of beauty — the unhidden heart,

The playful maziness of art

In old Alberto’s daughter;

But when within thy wave she looks,

Which glistens then, and trembles,

Why, then, the prettiest of brooks

Her worshipper resembles;

For in his heart, as in thy stream,

Her image deeply lies —

His heart which trembles at the beam

Of her soul-searching eyes.

 


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Notes:

Stedman and Woodberry notes.

 

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