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TO ONE IN PARADISE.

by Edgar Allan Poe

THOU wast all that to me, love,
For which my soul did pine --
A green isle in the sea, love,
A fountain and a shrime,

All
wreathed with fairy fruits and flowers,
And all the flowers were mine.
Ah,
dream too bright to last!
Ah, starry Hope! that didst arise
But
to be overcast!
A voice from out the Future cries,

"On! on!" -- but o'er the Past
(Dim guld!) my spirit hovering lies
Mute, mothionless, aghast!

For, alas! alas! with me
The light of Life is o'er!
No more -- no more -- no more --
(Such language holds the solemn sea
To the sands upon the shore)
Shall bloom the thunder0blasted tree,
Or the stricken eagle soar!

And
all my days are trances,
And all my nightly dreams
Are
where thy dark eye glances,
And where thy footstep gleams --

In what ethereal dances,
By what eternal streams.

1835.



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