Edgar Allan Poe

Here you will find the Poem Bridal Ballad of poet Edgar Allan Poe

Bridal Ballad

The ring is on my hand,
 And the wreath is on my brow;
 Satin and jewels grand
 Are all at my command,
 And I am happy now.

 And my lord he loves me well;
 But, when first he breathed his vow,
 I felt my bosom swell-
 For the words rang as a knell,
 And the voice seemed his who fell
 In the battle down the dell,
 And who is happy now.

 But he spoke to re-assure me,
 And he kissed my pallid brow,
 While a reverie came o'er me,
 And to the church-yard bore me,
 And I sighed to him before me,
 Thinking him dead D'Elormie,
 "Oh, I am happy now!"

 And thus the words were spoken,
 And this the plighted vow,
 And, though my faith be broken,
 And, though my heart be broken,
 Here is a ring, as token
 That I am happy now!

 Would God I could awaken!
 For I dream I know not how!
 And my soul is sorely shaken
 Lest an evil step be taken,-
 Lest the dead who is forsaken
 May not be happy now.