The Works of Edgar Allan Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe
To Helen (1831)
- 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: 1.3
- Word Count: 174
- Genre: Poetry
- Keywords: affection, friendship, honor
- ✎ Cite This
Poe, E. (1903). To Helen (1831). The Works of Edgar Allan Poe (Lit2Go Edition). Retrieved June 03, 2023, from https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5299/to-helen-1831/
Poe, Edgar Allan. "To Helen (1831)." The Works of Edgar Allan Poe. Lit2Go Edition. 1903. Web. <https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5299/to-helen-1831/>. June 03, 2023.
Edgar Allan Poe, "To Helen (1831)," The Works of Edgar Allan Poe, Lit2Go Edition, (1903), accessed June 03, 2023, https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/147/the-works-of-edgar-allan-poe/5299/to-helen-1831/.
Helen, thy beauty is to me
Like those Nicean barks of yore,
That gently, o'er a perfumed sea,
The weary way-worn wanderer bore
To his own native shore.
On desperate seas long wont to roam,
Thy hyacinth hair, thy classic face,
Thy Naiad airs have brought me home
To the glory that was Greece,
And the grandeur that was Rome.
Lo! in yon brilliant window-niche
How statue-like I me thee stand,
The agate lamp within thy hand!
Ah, Psyche, from the regions which