by Edgar Allan Poe

Published 1827

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I saw thee on thy bridal day—
      When a burning blush came o’er thee,
Though happiness around thee lay,
      The world all love before thee:

And in thine eye a kindling light
      (Whatever it might be)
Was all on Earth my aching sight
      Of Loveliness could see.

That blush, perhaps, was maiden shame—
      As such it well may pass—
Though its glow hath raised a fiercer flame 
      In the breast of him, alas!

Who saw thee on that bridal day,
      When that deep blush would come o’er thee,
Though happiness around thee lay;
      The world all love before thee.

Song,” one of many poems by Edgar Allan Poe, was published in 1827.