Song by Edgar Allan Poe
"Song" is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. This ballad was first published in Tamerlane and Other Poems in 1827. The narrator speaks of a man who saw his former lover from afar on her wedding day.
The poem is believed to be a reference to his lost love Sarah Elmira Royster who broke off her engagement to Poe due to her father.
This poem consists of four stanzas with four lines. It has a rhyme scheme of ABAB.
Song 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. Written in 1827.
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Romanticism, 19th Century
Wedding, Relationship, Lost Love