by Edgar Allan PoePublished 1831This page may contain affiliate links, for which we may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. This helps support Love Letters to Poe. Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore, That gently, o’er a perfum’d sea, The weary way-worn wanderer bore To his own native shore.On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the beauty of fair Greece, And the grandeur of old Rome.Lo ! in that little window-niche How statue-like I see thee stand! The folded scroll within thy hand — A Psyche from the regions which Are Holy land !“To Helen,” one of many poems by Edgar Allan Poe, was published in 1831 in Poems of Edgar A. Poe. It is one of two poems by Poe titled “To Helen,” the other being published in 1848.