Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, ELDORADO, by EDGAR ALLAN POE

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

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old --
This knight so bold --
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell, as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow --
'Shadow,' said he,
'Where can it be --
This land of Eldorado?'

'Over the Mountains
Of the Moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,'
The shade replied, --
'If you seek for Eldorado!'

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