The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe
- Year Published: 1903
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Poe, E.A. (1903). The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, The Raven Edition, Volume 5. New York: P. F. Collier and Son.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 8.0
- Word Count: 108
- Genre: Poetry
- Keywords: beauty, nature
- ✎ Cite This
Poe, E. (1903). To Zante. The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved June 06, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5266/to-zante/
Poe, Edgar Allan. "To Zante." The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Lit2Go Edition. 1903. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5266/to-zante/>. June 06, 2023.
Edgar Allan Poe, "To Zante," The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Lit2Go Edition, (1903), accessed June 06, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5266/to-zante/.
Fair isle, that from the fairest of all flowers,
Thy gentlest of all gentle names dost take!
How many memories of what radiant hours
At sight of thee and thine at once awake!
How many scenes of what departed bliss!
How many thoughts of what entombed hopes!
How many visions of a maiden that is
No more–no more upon thy verdant slopes!
No more! alas, that magical sad sound
Transforming all! Thy charms shall please no more–
Thy memory no more! Accursed ground
Henceforward I hold thy flower—enamelled shore,
O hyacinthine isle! O purple Zante!
"Isola d'oro! Fior di Levante!"