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A Paean by Edgar Allan Poe-Novels and Ebooks

Novel Name: The Paean

Written by: Edgar Allan Poe

Category: Potery

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I. How shall the burial rite be read?
The solemn song be sung?
The requiem for the loveliest dead,
That ever died so young?

II. Her friends are gazing on her,
And on her gaudy bier,
And weep!–oh! to dishonor
Dead beauty with a tear!

III. They loved her for her wealth–
And they hated her for her pride–
But she grew in feeble health,
And they _love_ her–that she died.

IV. They tell me (while they speak
Of her “costly broider’d pall”)
That my voice is growing weak–
That I should not sing at all–

V. Or that my tone should be
Tun’d to such solemn song
So mournfully–so mournfully,
That the dead may feel no wrong.

Filed in: Edgar Allan Poe, Poetry

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