Edgar Allan Poe

Here you will find the Poem Serenade of poet Edgar Allan Poe


So sweet the hour, so calm the time,
 I feel it more than half a crime,
 When Nature sleeps and stars are mute,
 To mar the silence ev'n with lute.
 At rest on ocean's brilliant dyes
 An image of Elysium lies:
 Seven Pleiades entranced in Heaven,
 Form in the deep another seven:
 Endymion nodding from above
 Sees in the sea a second love.
 Within the valleys dim and brown,
 And on the spectral mountain's crown,
 The wearied light is dying down,
 And earth, and stars, and sea, and sky
 Are redolent of sleep, as I
 Am redolent of thee and thine
 Enthralling love, my Adeline.
 But list, O list,- so soft and low
 Thy lover's voice tonight shall flow,
 That, scarce awake, thy soul shall deem
 My words the music of a dream.
 Thus, while no single sound too rude
 Upon thy slumber shall intrude,
 Our thoughts, our souls- O God above!
 In every deed shall mingle, love.