Monday, October 1, 2012

Monday Poetry: The Bells pt 2

I shared already the first part of "The Bells" by Edgar Allen Poe.  It dealt with the magical sweetness of holiday Christmas bells.

Now in part 2, he brings up the "molten golden notes" of Church bells at a wedding.

by Edgar Allen Poe
part 2


Hear the mellow wedding bells -
Golden bells!
What a world of happiness their harmony foretells!
Through the balmy air of night
How they ring out their delight! -
From the molten - golden notes,
And all in tune,
What a liquid ditty floats
To the turtle - dove that listens, while she gloats
On the moon!
Oh, from out the sounding cells,
What a gush of euphony voluminously wells!
How it swells!
How it dwells
On the Future! - how it tells
Of the rapture that impels
To the swinging and the ringing
Of the bells, bells, bells -
Of the bells, bells, bells, bells,
Bells, bells, bells -
To the rhyming and the chiming of the bells!

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