Monday, June 25, 2007

To the River


Fair river! in thy bright, clear flow
Of crystal, wandering water,
Thou art an emblem of the glow
Of beauty- the unhidden heart-
The playful maziness of art
In old Alberto's daughter;

But when within thy wave she looks-
Which glistens then, and trembles—
Why, then, the prettiest of brooks
Her worshipper resembles;
For in his heart, as in thy stream,
Her image deeply lies—
His heart which trembles at the beam
Of her soul-searching eyes.

by Edgar Allan Poe

(Artwork by Edmund Dulac) Share

4 comments:

alaughland said...

That is a new one for me....but I am not familiar with all his work, just the famous ones. this one is beautifully mysterious.

elena maria vidal said...

I thought so, too.

Carolina Cannonball said...

I have really enjoyed all the Dulac.

elena maria vidal said...

Thank you, Carolina. There is a lot more where that came from!