1827 EVENING STAR Edgar Allan Poe

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1827

EVENING STAR

Edgar Allan Poe
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Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-49) - American poet, short-story writer,
and critic who is best known for his tales of ratiocination, his
fantastical horror stories, and his genre-founding detective
stories. Poe, whose cloudy personal life is a virtual legend,
considered himself primarily a poet. Evening Star (1827) - One of
Poe’s poems. Opening lines: ‘Twas noontide of summer, / And
midtime of night, ...
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       Evening Star

‘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.

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