Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

An Acrostic - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

Elizabeth it is in vain you say
'Love not' — thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
In vain those words from thee or L. E. L.
Zantippe's talents had enforced so well:
Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
Breathe it less gently forth — and veil thine eyes.
Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
To cure his love — was cured of all beside —
His folly — pride — and passion — for he died.

Form: Acrostic


Comments about An Acrostic by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Veteran Poet - 1,091 Points Mark Arvizu (10/9/2014 10:08:00 AM)

    Xanthippe=Blond Horse. Socrates wife's name (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 293 Points Nancy Oyula (5/12/2014 3:43:00 AM)

    A well written acrostic (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,612 Points Lady Sad (4/24/2014 11:04:00 PM)

    a unique acrostic....
    superb (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 14,632 Points * Sunprincess * (11/13/2013 11:11:00 PM)

    wow even this acrostic is a stunning poem :) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 667 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (11/16/2012 4:57:00 AM)

    A lovable acrostic with good rhyme for his ELIZABETH.
    Chandra Thiagarajan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 25, 2010

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 28, 2015


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