Impromptu. To Kate Carol

by Edgar Allan Poe

Published 1845

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When from your gems of thought I turn 
To those pure orbs, your heart to learn, 
I scarce know which to prize most high — 
The bright i-dea, or the bright dear-eye.

Impromptu. To Kate Carol,” one of many poems by Edgar Allan Poe, was first published in 1845.