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The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe/Volume 2/To —— (2)

For other versions of this work, see To —— (Poe, "The bowers whereat, in dreams").

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 enshrined
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.