Evening Star – By Edgar Allan Poe

Twas noontide of summer,
And mid-time of night;
And stars, in their orbits,
Shone pale, thro’ the light
Of the brighter, cold moon,
‘Mid planets her slaves,
Herself in the Heavens,
Her beam on the waves.
I gazed awhile
On her cold smile;
Too cold- too cold for me-
There pass’d, as a shroud,
A fleecy cloud,
And I turned away to thee,
Proud Evening Star,
In thy glory afar,
And dearer thy beam shall be;
For joy to my heart
Is the proud part
Thou bearest in Heaven at night,
And more I admire
Thy distant fire,
Than that colder, lowly light.

About the Poet:

Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, editor, and literary critic. Poe is best known for his poetry and short stories, particularly his tales of mystery and the macabre. His famous poems include, “The Raven”, “Annabel Lee”, “The Bells”, “To Helen”, “Spirits of the Dead” , and many more. The “Evening Star” by Poe, is a beautiful poem that describes the evening star in the distant sky that shines amidst the dark clouds on cold nights, making him enjoy its beauty and admire it from the distant land.