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Poe, Edgar Allan    Poet's Biography
83 poems available by this author


A DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: In visions of the dark night
Last Line: In truth's day-star? [1927-1845]
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM    Poem Text    
First Line: Take this kiss upon the brow!
Last Line: But a dream within a dream?
Variant Title(s): To -
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM, OR IMITATION    Poem Text    
First Line: A dark unfathom'd tide
Last Line: With a thought I then did cherish.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


A PAEAN    Poem Text    
First Line: How shall the burial rite be read?
Last Line: With a paean of old days.
Variant Title(s): Lenore (2)


A VALENTINE TO --    Poem Text    
First Line: For her these lines are penned, whose luminous eyes
Last Line: And now I leave these riddles to their seer.
Subject(s): Holidays; Riddles; Valentine's Day


AL AARAAF    Poem Text    
First Line: O! Nothing earthly save the ray
Last Line: Who hear not for the beating of their hearts.


ALONE    Poem Text    
First Line: From childhood's hour I have not been
Last Line: Of a demon in my view --
Subject(s): Solitude; Loneliness


AN ACROSTIC    Poem Text    
First Line: Elizabeth it is in vain you say
Last Line: His folly -- pride -- and passion -- for he died.


AN ENIGMA    Poem Text    
First Line: Seldom we find,' says solomaon don dunce
Last Line: Of the dear names that lie concealed within't.


ANNABEL LEE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: It was many and many a year ago, / in the kingdom of the sea
Last Line: In her tomb by the side of the sea.
Subject(s): Death; Grief; Love; Dead, The; Sorrow; Sadness


BRIDAL BALLAD    Poem Text    
First Line: The ring is on my hand
Last Line: May not be happy now.
Subject(s): Marriage; Regret; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


CATHOLIC HYMN    Poem Text    
First Line: At morn - at noon - at twilight dim
Last Line: With sweet hopes of thee and thine!
Subject(s): Catholics; Roman Catholics; Catholicism


DEEP IN EARTH    Poem Text    
First Line: Deep in earth my love is lying
Last Line: And I must weep alone.
Subject(s): Mourning; Bereavement


DREAMLAND    Poem Text    
First Line: By a route obscure and lonely
Last Line: From this ultimate dim thule.
Variant Title(s): Dream-land


DREAMS    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh! That my young life were a lasting dream!
Last Line: Than young hope in his sunniest hour hath known.
Subject(s): Dreams; Nightmares


ELDORADO    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Gaily bedight / a gallant knight
Last Line: If you seek for eldorado!'
Subject(s): Heaven; Labor & Laborers; Old Age; Paradise; Work; Workers


ELIZABETH    Poem Text    
First Line: Elizabeth - it surely is most fit
Last Line: "always write first things uppermost in the heart."


ENIGMA    Poem Text    
First Line: The noblest name in allegory's page
Last Line: Which gathers all their glories in its own.
Subject(s): Dramatists; Plays & Playwrights; Poetry & Poets; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)


EPIGRAM FOR WALL STREET    Poem Text    
First Line: I'll tell you a plan for gaining wealth
Last Line: Tis as plab as the light of the day that you double it!
Subject(s): Money


EULALIE; A SONG    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: I dwelt alone / in a world of moan
Last Line: While ever to her young eulalie upturns her violet eye.
Subject(s): Love - Marital; Wedded Love; Marriage - Love


EVENING STAR    Poem Text    
First Line: Twas noontide of summer
Last Line: Than that colder, lowly light.
Subject(s): Evening Star


FAIRYLAND (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Dim vales - and shadowy floods
Last Line: Upon their quivering wings.
Variant Title(s): Fairyland
Subject(s): Fairies; Elves


FAIRYLAND (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sit down beside me, isabel
Last Line: Alas! Over the sea!


FANNY    Poem Text    
First Line: The dying swan by northern lakes
Last Line: By witching eyes which looked disdain.
Subject(s): Birds; Swans


FOR ANNIE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thank heaven! The crisis - / the danger is past
Last Line: Of the eyes of my annie.
Variant Title(s): Convalescence
Subject(s): Death; Love; Dead, The


IMPROMPTU. TO KATE CAROL    Poem Text    
First Line: When from your gems of thought I turn
Last Line: The bright I-dea, or bright dear-eye.
Subject(s): Puns


INTRODUCTION    Poem Text    
First Line: Romance, who loves to nod and sing
Last Line: Connivingly my dreaming-book.


IRENE    Poem Text    
First Line: Tis now (so sings the soaring moon)
Last Line: Of her old family funerals.


ISRAFEL    Poem Text    
First Line: In heaven a spirit doth dwell
Last Line: From my lyre within the sky.


LENORE (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, broken is the golden bowl! The spirit flown forever!
Last Line: "but waft the angel on her flight with a paean of old days!"


LENORE (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: Ah, broken is the golden bowl! - the spirit flown forever!
Last Line: "but waft the angel on her flight with a paean of old days!"


LINES AFTER ELIZABETH BARRETT    Poem Text    
First Line: Hear the far generations -- how they crash
Last Line: In the visionary hills!
Subject(s): Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861)


LINES ON ALE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fill with mingled cream and amber
Last Line: I am drinking ale today.
Subject(s): Drinks & Drinking; Wine


LINES ON JOE LOCKE    Poem Text    
First Line: As for locke, he is all in my eye
Last Line: "but the latter's well known ""to report."
Subject(s): Locke, Joseph Lorenzo (1808-1864); Soldiers


MAY QUEEN ODE; FRAGMENT    Poem Text    
First Line: Fairies guard the queen of may
Last Line: All beneath a smiling sky.
Subject(s): May (Month)


MYSTERIOUS STAR! (A NEW INTRODUCTIOIN TO 'AL AARAAF')    Poem Text    
First Line: Mysterious star!
Last Line: Sorrow is not melancholy


OH, TEMPORA! OH, MORES!    Poem Text    
First Line: Oh times! Oh manners! It is my opinion
Last Line: I close the portrait with the name of pitts.


PECULIAR ACROSTIC - A VALENTINE    Poem Text    
First Line: For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes
Last Line: You will not read the riddle, though you do the best you can do.
Variant Title(s): A Valentine
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


ROMANCE    Poem Text    
First Line: Romance, who loves to nod and sing
Last Line: Unless it trembled with the strings.
Subject(s): Nature


SERENADE    Poem Text    
First Line: So sweet the hour - so calm the time
Last Line: In every deed shall mingle, love.


SONNET: SILENCE    Poem Text    
First Line: There are some qualities - some incorporate things
Last Line: No foot of man,) commend thyself to god!


SPIRITS OF THE DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy soul shall find itself alone
Last Line: A mystery of mysteries! --
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards


SPIRITUAL SONG    Poem Text    
First Line: Hark, echo! - hark, echo!
Last Line: Of archangels, in happiness wrapt.


STANZAS    Poem Text    
First Line: In youth have I known one with whom the earth
Last Line: Wearing its own deep feeling as a crown.
Subject(s): Nature; Youth


STANZAS (TO F.S.O.)    Poem Text    
First Line: Lady! I would that verse of mine
Last Line: Bright with all hopes that heaven can give.
Subject(s): Osgood, Frances Sargent (1811-1850)


TAMERLANE (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: Kind solace in a dying hour!
Last Line: In the tangles of love's very hair?
Subject(s): Tamerlane (1336-1404); Timure (1336-144); Tamberlaine (1336-144)


THE BELLS    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Hear the sledges with the bells
Last Line: To the moaning and the groaning of the bells.
Subject(s): Bells; Music & Musicians


THE CITY IN THE SEA    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo! Death has reared himself a throne
Last Line: Shall do it reverence.
Subject(s): Cities; Death; Sea; Urban Life; Dead, The; Ocean


THE COLISEUM    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Type of the antique rome! Rich reliquary
Last Line: "clothing us in a robe of more than glory."
Subject(s): Coliseum, Rome


THE CONQUEROR WORM    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo! 'tis a gala night
Last Line: And its hero, the conqueror worm.


THE DIVINE RIGHT OF KINGS    Poem Text    
First Line: The only king by right divine
Last Line: The king -- my king -- can do no wrong.
Subject(s): Puns


THE DOOMED CITY    Poem Text    
First Line: Lo! Death hath rear'd himself a throne
Last Line: Shall give his undivided time.
Subject(s): Cities; Death; Sea; Urban Life; Dead, The; Ocean


THE HAPPIEST DAY, THE HAPPIEST HOUR       


THE HAUNTED PALACE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: In the greenest of our valleys / by good angels tenanted
Last Line: And laugh -- but smile no more.
Subject(s): Castles; Ghosts; Grief; Haunted Houses; Insanity; Mysticism; Supernatural; Sorrow; Sadness; Madness; Mental Illness


THE LAKE (VERSION 1)    Poem Text    
First Line: In youth's spring it was my lot
Last Line: An eden of that dim lake.
Subject(s): Lakes; Youth; Pools; Ponds


THE LAKE (VERSION 2)    Poem Text    
First Line: In spring of youth it was my lot
Last Line: An eden of that dim lake.
Subject(s): Lakes; Youth; Pools; Ponds


THE RAVEN    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary
Last Line: Shall be lifted -- nevermore!
Subject(s): Birds; Death; Love - Loss Of; Mothers; Mysticism; Omens; Ravens; Supernatural; Dead, The


THE SLEEPER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: At midnight, in the month of june
Last Line: It was the dead who groaned within!
Subject(s): Death; Dead, The


THE VALLEY OF UNREST (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Far away - far away
Last Line: "over the hills and far away."
Variant Title(s): The Valley Nis
Subject(s): Imagination; Landscape; Fancy


THE VALLEY OF UNREST (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Once it smiled a silent dell
Last Line: Perennial tears descend in gems.
Subject(s): Imagination; Landscape; Fancy


TO - (1)    Poem Text    
First Line: Not long ago, the writer of these lines
Last Line: To where the prospect terminates -- thee only.
Subject(s): Holidays; Valentine's Day


TO - (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: Should my early life seem
Last Line: Endure! -- no -- no -- defy.
Variant Title(s): A Dream Within A Dream, Or To -
Subject(s): Youth


TO - (3)    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw thee on thy bridal day
Last Line: The world all love before thee.
Variant Title(s): Song
Subject(s): Marriage; Weddings; Husbands; Wives


TO - (4)    Poem Text    
First Line: I heed not that my earthly lot
Last Line: Who am a passer by.


TO - (5)    Poem Text    
First Line: The bowers whereat, in dreams, I see
Last Line: Of the baubles that it may.
Variant Title(s): To --
Subject(s): Love - Materialism


TO - (6)    Poem Text    
First Line: Sleep on, sleep on, another hour
Last Line: Must wake to weep.


TO - (7)    Poem Text    
First Line: I would not lord it o'er thy heart
Last Line: And friendship to be second best.
Subject(s): Friendship


TO F - (MRS. FRANCES SARGENT OSGOOD)    Poem Text    
First Line: Beloved! Amid the earnest woes
Last Line: Just o'er that one bright island smile.
Subject(s): Osgood, Frances Sargent (1811-1850); Poetry & Poets


TO F---S S. O---D    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou wouldst be loved? - then let thy heart
Last Line: And love -- a simple duty.
Variant Title(s): A Simple Duty
Subject(s): Osgood, Frances Sargent (1811-1850)


TO HELEN (1)    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Helen, thy beauty is to me
Last Line: Are holy land!
Variant Title(s): To Helen
Subject(s): Admiration; Beauty; Helen Of Troy; Mythology - Classical


TO HELEN (2)    Poem Text    
First Line: I saw thee once -- once only -- years ago
Last Line: Venuses, unextinguished by the sun!
Subject(s): Love; Whitman, Sara Helen (1803-1878)


TO ISAAC LEA    Poem Text    
First Line: It was my choice or chance to curse
Last Line: And soul and body worship it.


TO M -    Poem Text    
First Line: O! I care not that my earthly lot
Last Line: I cannot be, lady, alone.
Subject(s): Love


TO M.L.S.    Poem Text    
First Line: Of all who hail thy presence as the morning
Last Line: His spirit is communing with an angel's.
Subject(s): Kindness; Shew, Marie Louise


TO MARGARET    Poem Text    
First Line: Who hath seduced thee to this foul revolt
Last Line: To write is human -- not to write divine.
Subject(s): Writing & Writers


TO MISS LOUISE OLIVIA HUNTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Though I turn, I fly not
Last Line: And he sinks -- like me.


TO MY MOTHER    Poem Text    
First Line: Because I feel that, in the heavens above
Last Line: Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.
Subject(s): Mothers-in-law


TO ONE IN PARADISE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou wast all that to me, love
Last Line: By what eternal streams.
Subject(s): Love; Love - Nature Of


TO SCIENCE; SONNET    Poem Text    
First Line: Science! True daughter of old time thou art!
Last Line: The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?
Variant Title(s): Sonnet - To Science;to Science
Subject(s): Hate; Mythology; Social Protest


TO THE RIVER    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Fair river! In thy bright, clear flow
Last Line: Of her soul-searching eyes.
Subject(s): Po River, Italy


TO ZANTE    Poem Text    
First Line: Fair isle, that from the fairest of all flowers
Last Line: "isola d'oro! Fior di levante!"
Variant Title(s): Sonnet To Zante
Subject(s): Zacynthus; Zante


ULALUME    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: The skies they were ashen and sober
Last Line: This ghoul-haunted woodland of weir
Variant Title(s): Ulalume - A Ballad;ulalume - A Ballad (2)
Subject(s): Auber, Daniel Francois (1782-1871); Death; Halloween; Landscape; Love - Loss Of; Mysticism; October; Soul; Supernatural; Weir, Robert Walter (1803-1889); Dead, The


VISIT OF THE DEAD    Poem Text    
First Line: Thy soul shall find itself alone
Last Line: Secrecy in thee.
Subject(s): Cemeteries; Graveyards



Poe, Marion Hooker   
1 poems available by this author


SONG OF PEACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Thou art beautiful, o peace!
Last Line: Let us love,—love on.
Subject(s): Peace



Poe, Pat   
1 poems available by this author


I BUILD THREE FIRES    Poem Text    
First Line: Build me a fire, lover
Last Line: And leave me alone.
Subject(s): Fire