‘Twas noontide of summer,
And mid-time of night;
And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, thro’ the light
Of the brighter, cold moon,
‘Mid planets her slaves,
Herself in the Heavens,
Her beam on the waves.
I gazed awhile
On her cold smile;
Too cold- too cold for me-
There pass’d, as a shroud,
A fleecy cloud,
And I turned away to thee,
Proud Evening Star,
In thy glory afar,
And dearer thy beam shall be;
For joy to my heart
Is the proud part
Thou bearest in Heaven at night,
And more I admire
Thy distant fire,
Than that colder, lowly light.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Edgar Allan Poe's poem Evening Star

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  1. Cody Aguda says:

    This poem is one of the happier works of Poe and is my second favorite poem by this man the first being The Raven.So if looking for a short romance poem turned gothic this is the one for you.
    Poe Lover/LOVES sARAH CATRAMBONE

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