Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TO MY MOTHER, by EDGAR ALLAN POE



Poetry Explorer

Classic and Contemporary Poetry

Rhyming Dictionary Search
TO MY MOTHER, by             Poet's Biography
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


Because I feel that, in the heavens above,
The angels, whispering to one another,
Can find, among their burning terms of love,
None so devotional as that of "Mother,"
Therefore by that dear name I long have called you --
You who are more than mother unto me,
And fill my heart of hearts, where Death installed you
In setting my Virgina's spirit free.
My mother -- my own mother, who died early,
Was but the mother of myself; but you
Are mother to the one I lovd so dearly,
And thus are dearer than the mother I knew
By that infinity with which my wife
Was dearer to my soul than its soul-life.




Other Poems of Interest...



Home: PoetryExplorer.net