Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Eulalie - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

I dwelt alone
In a world of moan,
And my soul was a stagnant tide,
Till the fair and gentle Eulalie became my blushing bride-
Till the yellow-haired young Eulalie became my smiling bride.

Ah, less- less bright
The stars of the night
Than the eyes of the radiant girl!
That the vapor can make
With the moon-tints of purple and pearl,
Can vie with the modest Eulalie's most unregarded curl-
Can compare with the bright-eyed Eulalie's most humble and careless

Now Doubt- now Pain
Come never again,
For her soul gives me sigh for sigh,
And all day long
Shines, bright and strong,
Astarte within the sky,
While ever to her dear Eulalie upturns her matron eye-
While ever to her young Eulalie upturns her violet eye.

Comments about Eulalie by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Gold Star - 7,164 Points Herbert Guitang (7/12/2015 3:34:00 AM)

    Eulalie is a beautiful poem. Good piece (Report) Reply

    1 person liked.
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  • Rookie - 75 Points Rhona Aitken (7/11/2015 9:43:00 AM)

    Not a happy read. Not my cup of tea. He should be able to do better. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 362 Points Ann Mac (7/8/2015 2:17:00 AM)

    Beautiful work... very nice.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 142 Points Julius Lenjatin (7/6/2015 4:11:00 PM)

    this is a beautiful piece of writing, shows the meaning of one person in another's life (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 49,150 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/19/2015 2:46:00 AM)

    smooth moving composition....as per usual for Poe... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 832 Points Matthew Holloway (4/18/2015 3:24:00 AM)

    sublime beauty and devotion (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,123 Points Panmelys Panmelys (4/17/2015 2:43:00 AM)

    Rythmic and full of Poe's originality, makes easy reading, almost like a lullabye. I liked reading it. Panmelys (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 11,990 Points Edgar Stevens (3/13/2015 1:46:00 AM)

    this is one nice poem...loved it... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 21 Points Abdul Mannan (2/17/2015 8:26:00 AM)

    Super excellent!!!! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 16,408 Points * Sunprincess * (12/23/2014 9:32:00 AM)

    .........love of the beautiful Eulalie brings happiness....is this poem based on fiction or truth....I must read more of his autobiography....very nice... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 323 Points Asavri D (12/2/2014 6:37:00 AM)

    i loved reading it. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 323 Points Asavri D (12/2/2014 6:35:00 AM)

    i loved reading it. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,164 Points Herbert Guitang (4/26/2014 1:16:00 PM)

    A golden poem. Reading this poem is a food to the soul (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ross Tirapelle (11/25/2009 9:31:00 PM)

    This poem made the hairs on my arms stand up and I felt like electricity traveled up my back... Then again, I think I made friends with a ghost... It may have been that. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deborah Marchand (6/19/2006 6:55:00 AM)

    I found the poem because of my fascination with the character Eulalie in Alfred Silver's novel 'Three Hills Home' which she is equally or even more beautiful than Poe's Eulalie. The novel is fictional, but historically correct about the deportation of the Acadians in 1755 A definite must read! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie karma47 EKPS (4/24/2005 8:10:00 AM)

    rhythm, rhythm, rhythm!
    i bow to your enormous rhythm! ! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 31, 2002

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