The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe
- Year Published: 1829
- Language: English
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source: Poe, E.A. (1829). The Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe. New York: P. F. Collier and Son.
- Flesch–Kincaid Level: 8.0
- Word Count: 113
- Genre: Poetry
- Keywords: questioning science
- ✎ Cite This
Poe, E. (1829). To Science. 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/5277/to-science/
Poe, Edgar Allan. "To Science." The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Lit2Go Edition. 1829. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5277/to-science/>. June 06, 2023.
Edgar Allan Poe, "To Science," The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Lit2Go Edition, (1829), accessed June 06, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5277/to-science/.
Science! True daughter of Old Time thou art!
Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes.
Why preyest thou thus upon the poet’s heart,
Vulture, whose wings are dull realities?
How should he love thee? Or how deem thee wise,
Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering
To seek for treasure in the jewelled skies,
Albeit he soared with an undaunted wing?
Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car?
And driven the Hamadryad from the wood
To seek a shelter in some happier star?
Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood,
The Elfin from the green grass, and from me
The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?