Poe X Gorey

July 10, 2009

Song

by Edgar Allen Poe and Illustrations by Edward Gorey

I SAW thee on thy bridal day –
When a burning blush came o’er thee,
Though happiness around thee lay,
The world all love before thee:

And in thine eye a kindling light
(Whatever it might be)
Was all on Earth my aching sight
Of Loveliness could see.

That blush, perhaps, was maiden shame –
As such it well may pass –
Though its glow hath raised a fiercer flame
In the breast of him, alas!

Who saw thee on that bridal day,
When that deep blush would come o’er thee,
Though happiness around thee lay,
The world all love before thee.

* Edgar Allen Poe a poet out of Baltimore, Maryland. Edward Gorey is an illustrator and writer out of Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Perhaps the greatest collaboration between a writer and an illustrator ever.

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