The Bells, and Other Poems

By Edgar Allan Poe

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THE BELLS AND OTHER POEMS


[Illustration: The Bells]


THE BELLS

and...

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... Through the balmy air of night
How...

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... By the side of the pale-faced moon.
...

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... Is a groan.
...

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...the rolling of the bells--
Of the bells, bells,...

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...by the sea;
But we loved with a love which was more than love--
...

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...upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious...

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...and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore;
Not the least...

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...I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
To the fowl whose fiery eyes now...

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... Shall be lifted--nevermore!

[Illustration: The Raven]






_TO ONE IN...

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...amid its hallowed mirth,
Should catch the note as it doth float up from the damnèd...

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...that, on this July midnight--
Was it not Fate, (whose name is also Sorrow,)
That bade me...

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...lute's well-tuned law,
Round about a throne where, sitting
(Porphyrogene!)
In state his glory well befitting,
...

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...blend the turrets and shadows there
That all seem pendulous in air,
While from a proud tower...

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...length of tress,
And this all solemn silentness!

The lady sleeps! Oh, may her sleep,
Which is enduring,...

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...now, as the night was senescent,
And star-dials pointed to morn--
...

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... But were stopped by the door of a tomb--
By...

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...the tamarind tree?






_ELDORADO_


Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight.
In sunshine...

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...the soul of the plot.

But see, amid the mimic rout
A crawling shape intrude!
A...

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...soul-searching eyes.

[Illustration: To the river]






_A DREAM_


In visions of the dark night
I have dreamed...

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...erst it sham'd
All other loveliness:--its honied dew
(The fabled nectar that the heathen knew)
Deliriously sweet, was...

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...their own--
Thy will is done, O God!
...

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...head--
Such as the drowsy shepherd on his bed
Of giant pasturage lying at his ease,
Raising his...

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...gushing music as they fell
In many a star-lit grove, or moon-lit dell;
Yet silence came upon...

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...On the harmony there?

Ligeia! wherever
Thy...

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...light
That fell, refracted, thro' thy bounds, afar,
O Death! from eye of God upon that star:
Sweet...

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...I left behind me in an hour.
What time upon her airy bounds I hung,
One half...

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...bosom swell--
For the words rang as a knell,
And the voice seemed _his_ who fell
In the...

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...brood
Over the magic solitude.
Ah, by no wind are stirred those trees
That palpitate like the chill...

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...Future radiant shine
With sweet hopes of thee and thine!






_TO ---- ----_

[Mrs. Marie Louise Shew.]


Not long...

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...fervid, flickering torch of life was lit
From the sun and stars, whence he had drawn...

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...hill
Shadowy, shadowy, yet unbroken,
Is a symbol and a token.
How it hangs upon the trees,
A mystery...

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...birds,
Are lips--and all thy melody
Of lip-begotten words--

Thine eyes, in Heaven of heart enshrined,
...

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...shafts--
These vague entablatures--this crumbling frieze--
These shattered cornices--this wreck--this ruin--
These stones--alas! these grey stones--are they all--
All...

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...most melancholy,--
There the traveller meets aghast
Sheeted Memories...

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...let it never
Be foolishly said
That my room it is gloomy
And narrow...

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... Of Earth may shrive me of the sin
Unearthly...

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...so:
But father, there liv'd one who, then,
Then--in my boyhood--when their fire
Burn'd...

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...while it thro'
The minute--the hour--the day--oppress
My mind with double loveliness.

We walk'd together on the crown
Of...

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...death.
And boyhood is a summer sun
Whose waning is the dreariest one--
For all we live to...