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To the River a Poem by : Edgar Allan Poe

Sunset over the river Suir 1
Sun set over the river Suir, County Tipperary
Irish Landscape Photography : Nigel Borrington

To the River (1829)

by : Edgar Allan Poe
(1809-1849)

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;

Sunset over the river Suir 2.

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.

4 responses

  1. Really terrific photos to accompany this masterful poem! Not long ago I too posted “Poe”, a much misunderstood author. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pieces!

    March 13, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    • Hello Nanette πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Its a pleasure and thank you for your comment, very kind and welcome πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      March 14, 2014 at 1:17 pm

  2. Stunningly beautiful post Nigel!

    March 14, 2014 at 9:08 am

    • Hello Anne πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      Thank you , very very pleased you enjoyed !!! πŸ™‚

      March 14, 2014 at 1:18 pm

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