"We only part to meet again....."

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Where can I find the poem by Edgar Allen Poe that begins, "We only part to meet again...."

-- Anonymous, December 07, 2000



This poem is titled "To Emily Virginia Chapman" and was probably written after 1839. Emily Virginia Chapman was Poe's cousin and the poem was written in pencil on a blank page of a copy Poe's "Tales of the Grotesque & Arabesque" of 1840. There is an inscription by Poe himself in the book but the poem is in pencil adding to suspicion of forgery. The poem has been "rejected, with some confidence" by most Poe scholars. According the the Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore, "Stylistically, this would be a very bad poem for Poe."

Regretfully, I have been unable to locate a text or on-line copy.


-- Anonymous, December 07, 2000

If anyone is interested...I found the poem at: www.eapoe.org/works/editions/tga.htm

It goes like this: We only part to meet again / Tho mighty boundless waves may sever / Remebrance oft shall bring thee near / And I will with the go forever // And oft a midnight's silent hour / When brilliant planets shall guide the ocean / Thy name shall rise to heaven's highest star / And mingle with my sould's devotion."

-- Anonymous, September 09, 2001

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