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The Happiest Day, The Happiest Hour

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The happiest day- the happiest hour
My sear'd and blighted heart hath known,
The highest hope of pride and power,
I feel hath flown.

Of power! said I? yes! such I ween;
But they have vanish'd long, alas!
The visions of my youth have been-
But let them pass.
And, pride, what have I now with thee?
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* Sunprincess * 23 December 2014
........great writing...my favourite stanza... ~ And, pride, what have I now with thee? Another brow may even inherit The venom thou hast pour'd on me Be still, my spirit! .........it is true, pride goes before a fall....
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Gangadharan Nair Pulingat 16 December 2014
A poem on power and it is having so much important thoughtful meanings and likes it.
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John Richter 07 October 2014
Poe is sometimes so very dark. With him I always wonder if this style is just for affect, or if these are actual feelings he has known. Here I think he is swallowing the fact that his glory days are long gone, and he is now under the brow of some hurtful or hateful relationship or event. And as such he relents that even if he could go back to his glory day, he would not wish to remain living because even within the glory days is hiding some sort of menace, some negative thing that robs him of happiness. I mostly wish that when these poems are posted here that the poster would add the date the poem was written or published, for there are many parts of Poe's life that were tumultuous. If I had to guess than I would say that this poem was written shortly after his second marriage proposal was dismissed, rather abruptly too.
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Brian Jani 28 April 2014
You surely know how to wrote, I like each and every poem of yours
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Ronald James De Langen 09 December 2011
Wow... such a great poem... It touches me to relate so much...
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