Tamerlane and Other Poems

To — —

Edgar Allan Poe

I SAW thee on the bridal day;
    When a burning blush came o’er thee,
Tho’ Happiness around thee lay,
    The world all love before thee.

And, in thine eye, the kindling light
    Of young passion free
Was all on earth, my chain’d sight
    Of Loveliness might see.

That blush, I ween, was maiden shame:
    As such it well may pass:
Tho’ its glow hath rais’d 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,—
Tho’ Happiness around thee lay;
    The world all Love before thee.—

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