I SAW thee on thy bridal day –
When a burning blush came o’er thee,
Though happiness around thee lay,
The world all love before thee:

And in thine eye a kindling light
(Whatever it might be)
Was all on Earth my aching sight
Of Loveliness could see.

That blush, perhaps, was maiden shame –
As such it well may pass –
Though its glow hath raised a fiercer flame
In the breast of him, alas!

Who saw thee on that bridal day,
When that deep blush would come o’er thee,
Though happiness around thee lay,
The world all love before thee.

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


  1. joe momma says:

    the poem about the song is a really good poem it really shows someones love for one another and it shows there feelings before the wedding ceremony

  2. megan says:

    I think its a great poem,not his best, but a great poem.

  3. elaine says:

    i am a Literature student in Singapore and I chanced upon Edgar’s Song in this website while looking for poems. And I think that this is quite well-written. The setting may be at a wedding ceremony or a wedding reception. Pardon me if I’m making a mistake here. Thanks…

  4. Tiffany says:

    I liked the poem because I love songs well bye your friend Tifany

  5. Jessica says:

    I think this is an excellent poem. Poe is one of my most favourite poets. This song is about love and lust.

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