from   ‘The City In The Sea’   poem


E. A. Poe

Lo !
Death has reared himself a throne
In a strange city lying alone
Far down within the dim West,
Where the good and the bad
and the worst and the best
Have gone to their
eternal rest. There
shrines and palaces and
towers (Time-eaten towers
that tremble not !)
Resemble nothing
that is ours. Around,
by lifting
winds forgot,
beneath the sky
The melancholy
waters lie.




The first stanza of ‘The City in the Sea’
plagiarized here includes Poe’s final
manuscript revisions of 1845. The work
first appeared in the Poems of 1831, an
extensively revised and expanded
edition of Poe’s second volume of
poetry, which he published in 1829.