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    Virginia Poe - A Valentine

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    Lucille Sharp (as Virginia Poe) recites lines from a love poem written by Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe to her husband Edgar Allan Poe - From the 2010 BBC documentary Edgar Allan Poe: Love, Death and Women.

    A Valentine
    by Virginia Eliza Clemm Poe (1822-1847)

    Ever with thee I wish to roam —
    Dearest my life is thine.
    Give me a cottage for my home
    And a rich old cypress vine,
    Removed from the world with its sin and care
    And the tattling of many tongues.
    Love alone shall guide us when we are there —
    Love shall heal my weakened lungs;
    And Oh, the tranquil hours we'll spend,
    Never wishing that others may see!
    Perfect ease we'll enjoy, without thinking to lend
    Ourselves to the world and its glee —
    Ever peaceful and blissful we'll be.

    - Written Saturday 14 February 1846