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Poem by Edgar Allan Poe


To My Mother


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 Virginia'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 loved 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.



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:

  • Christina Rossetti To My Mother ("To-day's your natal day")
  • Edwin Arnold To My Mother ("The crimson sun is sinking")
  • Eleanor Farjeon To My Mother ("Unuttered songs fly round my thoughts like birds")
  • Felicia Hemans To My Mother ("IF e'er for human bliss or woe")
  • Archibald Lampman To My Mother ("Mother, to whose valiant will")

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