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

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


    A delightful poem from a great poet (Report) Reply

  • Savita 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

  • (9/19/2015 4:59:00 AM)


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

  • (8/29/2015 11:46:00 PM)


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

  • Frank 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



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