To Helen: poem of the day

TO HELENBy Edgar Allan Poe Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicéan barks of yore,That gently, o’er a perfumed sea, The weary, way-worn wanderer bore To his own native shore.On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that wasContinue reading “To Helen: poem of the day”

Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!

THE RAVENBy Edgar Allan Poe Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore— While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.“’Tis some visitor,” I muttered, “tapping at my chamber door— OnlyContinue reading “Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!”

Poem of the day: Alone

ALONEBy Edgar Allen Poe From childhood’s hour I have not beenAs others were—I have not seenAs others saw—I could not bringMy passions from a common spring—From the same source I have not takenMy sorrow—I could not awakenMy heart to joy at the same tone—And all I lov’d—I lov’d alone—Then—in my childhood—in the dawnOf a mostContinue reading “Poem of the day: Alone”

Eldorado

EldoradoBY EDGAR ALLAN POEGaily knight, A gallant knight,In sunshine and in shadow, Had journeyed long, Singing a song,In search of Eldorado. But he grew old— This knight so bold— And o’er his heart a shadow— Fell as he found No spot of groundThat looked like Eldorado. And, as his strength Failed him at length,He metContinue reading “Eldorado”