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Poem by Edgar Allan Poe


Serenade


So sweet the hour, so calm the time,
I feel it more than half a crime,
When Nature sleeps and stars are mute,
To mar the silence ev'n with lute.
At rest on ocean's brilliant dyes
An image of Elysium lies:
Seven Pleiades entranced in Heaven,
Form in the deep another seven:
Endymion nodding from above
Sees in the sea a second love.
Within the valleys dim and brown,
And on the spectral mountain's crown,
The wearied light is dying down,
And earth, and stars, and sea, and sky
Are redolent of sleep, as I
Am redolent of thee and thine
Enthralling love, my Adeline.
But list, O list,- so soft and low
Thy lover's voice tonight shall flow,
That, scarce awake, thy soul shall deem
My words the music of a dream.
Thus, while no single sound too rude
Upon thy slumber shall intrude,
Our thoughts, our souls- O God above!
In every deed shall mingle, love.



Edgar Allan Poe


Edgar Allan Poe's other poems:
  1. An Acrostic
  2. Sancta Maria
  3. Elizabeth
  4. To the River
  5. In Youth I have Known One


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Oscar Wilde Serenade ("THE western wind is blowing fair")
  • Thomas Hood Serenade ("Ah, sweet, thou little knowest how")
  • Bryan Procter Serenade ("Inesilla! I am here")
  • William Thackeray Serenade ("Now the toils of day are over")
  • Henry Timrod Serenade ("Hide, happy damask, from the stars")

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