Edgar Allan Poe

(19 January 1809 - 7 October 1849 / Boston)

Enigma

Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

The noblest name in Allegory's page,
The hand that traced inexorable rage;
A pleasing moralist whose page refined,
Displays the deepest knowledge of the mind;
A tender poet of a foreign tongue,
(Indited in the language that he sung.)
A bard of brilliant but unlicensed page
At once the shame and glory of our age,
The prince of harmony and stirling sense,
The ancient dramatist of eminence,
The bard that paints imagination's powers,
And him whose song revives departed hours,
Once more an ancient tragic bard recall,
In boldness of design surpassing all.
These names when rightly read, a name [make] known
Which gathers all their glories in its own.


Comments about Enigma by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (11/2/2019 10:44:00 PM)

    A beautiful creation nicely embellished with poetic rhyme and rhythm. Thanks for sharing.(Report)Reply

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  • Sylvaonyema UbaSylvaonyema Uba (4/13/2018 6:37:00 AM)

    Page Rage Good sound device. SYLVA-ONYEMA UBA(Report)Reply

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  • Alina KaikeyiAlina Kaikeyi (9/26/2017 11:28:00 AM)

    Once more an ancient tragic bard recall,
    In boldness of design surpassing all.
    These names when rightly read, a name [make] known
    Which gathers all their glories in its own.
    Ncely penned.(Report)Reply

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  • David WoodDavid Wood (9/19/2015 10:09:00 AM)

    A delightful poem from a great poet(Report)Reply

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (9/19/2015 9:06:00 AM)

    Wonderful example of how a poet can influence and impress upon its readers the deepest emotions and stir the thoughts.(Report)Reply

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  • Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/19/2015 4:59:00 AM)

    A beautiful write up from the great poet.(Report)Reply

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  • * Sunprincess * (8/29/2015 11:46:00 PM)

    .........a most amazing write...love the rhyming and theme ★(Report)Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjrFrank James Ryan Jr...fjr (6/10/2015 10:01:00 PM)

    Stellar penning, as all Poe poems are...~FjR~(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, March 25, 2010