To —— (1829)

by Edgar Allan Poe

Published 1829

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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 enshrin’d 
⁠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 truth that gold can never buy—
⁠Of the trifles that it may.

To ——, ” one of many poems by Edgar Allan Poe, was published in 1829.