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A Valentine

Rating: 3.3
For her this rhyme is penned, whose luminous eyes,
Brightly expressive as the twins of Leda,
Shall find her own sweet name, that nestling lies
Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.
Search narrowly the lines! - they hold a treasure
Divine- a talisman- an amulet
That must be worn at heart. Search well the measure-
The words- the syllables! Do not forget
The trivialest point, or you may lose your labor
And yet there is in this no Gordian knot
Which one might not undo without a sabre,
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COMMENTS
Igbudu Chijioke 16 September 2019
Such a lovely voice and poem i’m impressed so much more than anything else ????????????
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Ratnakar Mandlik 23 June 2019
" Eyes scintillating soul" , what a conceptualization and theme of the beautiful life song.? .
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Kayode Are 10 February 2019
Except you understand the plot of the riddle of love, you wonder why the labour.
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Samrina Bandara 04 November 2018
What a nice poem::: paturo naman
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Samrina Bandara 04 November 2018
What a nice poem::: paturo naman
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a kid 19 May 2018
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SYLVA ONYEMA UBA 13 April 2018
Still form a synonym for Truth. Well communicated.
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 25 September 2017
Still form a synonym for Truth- Cease trying! Great poem, thanks.
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Subhas Chandra Chakra 25 September 2017
Shall find her own sweet name, that nestling lies Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader. Beautiful poem. Thanks poet.
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M Sagnik Das 24 May 2017
I'm guessing that he really was aware that every poet and literary giant knew within seconds who this valentine was addressed to. Apparently this anacrostic type device was commonly used back then. Although married to Virginia at the time, he and this also married poet Frances were having this SECRET love affair that they SUBTLY conducted with love poems flying back and forth to each other and displayed ever so QUIETLY in publications. I have to think the clever writer in Poe knew the puzzle would be deciphered in minutes- he was just deliberately flashing his scandalous relationship with 'Fanny' Osgood in front of society. And here I thought Poe was always in the grasp of a huge melancholy over women he had loved from afar and who had died - -tragically, of course. As far as the quality of this poem, I think all his other works were masterpieces and this a mere toy, a plaything, that he sported around with. Even so, it sparkles with literary excellence.
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Susan Williams 10 February 2018
er..... Thank you for liking my comment so much you copied it. but if you copy other people's comments, you should give them the credit...This is my comment as can be seen if you scroll down 4 or 5 comments below
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