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Author: Poe, Edgar Allen
Title: To Helen
Publisher: Eris Etext Project
Tag(s): literature; allen; nicean; helen; regions; yore; barks; edgar; beauty; hair; allan; poe; american; american literature
Contributor(s): Eric Lease Morgan (Infomotions, Inc.)
Versions: original; local mirror; HTML (this file); printable
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Rights: GNU General Public License
Size: 94 words (really short) Grade range: 8-10 (high school) Readability score: 72 (easy)
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1831 TO HELEN by Edgar Allan Poe Helen, thy beauty is to me Like those Nicean barks of yore, That gently, o'er a perfumed sea, The weary, wayworn wanderer bore To his own native shore. On desperate seas long wont to roam, Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face, Thy Naiad airs have brought me home To the glory that was Greece And the grandeur that was Rome. Lo! in yon brilliant window-niche How statue-like I see thee stand, The agate lamp within thy hand! Ah, Psyche, from the regions which Are Holy Land! -THE END- .