Lucretia Maria Davidson Poems

Lucretia Maria Davidson was an American poet in the early 19th century. She wrote prolifically throughout her life and around 300 poems have survived to contemporary times. Her work has largely been forgotten, but during her time it was praised by authors like Robert Southey and Edgar Allan Poe.

To a Star

by Lucretia Maria Davidson

Thou brightly-glittering star of even,

Thou gem upon the brow of Heaven

Oh! were this fluttering spirit free,

How quick 't would spread its wings to thee.

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