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").
The Works of the Late Edgar Allan Poe
Volume II. Poems and Tales

To ——

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.