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Evening Star


Lyrics (by Edgar Allan Poe)

‘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, thou bearest in Heaven at night,

And more I admire thy distant fire,
Than that colder, lowly light.
This beautiful piece of poetry by Edgar Allan Poe, one of the most famous poets of English Romanticism, speaks about his love to the Evening Star (Venus) and can be interpreted as a love poem to a woman.

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