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A Valentine - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

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,
If one could merely comprehend the plot.
Enwritten upon the leaf where now are peering
Eyes scintillating soul, there lie perdus
Three eloquent words oft uttered in the hearing
Of poets, by poets- as the name is a poet's, too,
Its letters, although naturally lying
Like the knight Pinto- Mendez Ferdinando-
Still form a synonym for Truth- Cease trying!
You will not read the riddle, though you do the best you can do.


Comments about A Valentine by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Gold Star - 84,324 Points Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/25/2017 10:34:00 AM)

    Still form a synonym for Truth- Cease trying!
    Great poem, thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 84,324 Points Subhas Chandra Chakra (9/25/2017 10:30:00 AM)

    Shall find her own sweet name, that nestling lies
    Upon the page, enwrapped from every reader.
    Beautiful poem. Thanks poet. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,864 Points M Sagnik Das (5/24/2017 11:35:00 AM)

    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. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Valentine

  1. 1. A Valentine , Edgar Allan Poe
  2. 2. " To His Fairest Valentine Mrs. A. L. , Richard Lovelace
  3. 3. To My Valentine , Ogden Nash
  4. 4. A Valentine , Lewis Carroll
  5. 5. Autumn Valentine , Dorothy Parker
  6. 6. *** Thou -My Valentine *** , ANJALI SINHA
  7. 7. A Blue Valentine , Joyce Kilmer
  8. 8. Old Dr. Valentine To His Son , Ogden Nash
  9. 9. Go, Valentine , Robert Southey
  10. 10. A Valentine , Eugene Field
  11. 11. ! From Heart To Heart - A Valentine Wish , Linda Ori
  12. 12. The Talking Back Of Miss Valentine Jones.. , June Jordan
  13. 13. To His Fairest Valentine, Mrs. A.L. , Richard Lovelace
  14. 14. Valentine , Elinor Morton Wylie
  15. 15. A Valentine Poem , David Harris
  16. 16. The Beggar's Valentine , Vachel Lindsay
  17. 17. Be My Space-Time Einstein Valentine , Michael Shepherd
  18. 18. Valentine In Pensive Mood , C. P. Sharma
  19. 19. Be My Valentine , Meggie Gultiano
  20. 20. 0109 Upon The Feast Of Saint Valentine , Michael Shepherd
  21. 21. Valentine Love Song , ENOCH JOHN
  22. 22. A Valentine For An Old Love , C.J. Heck
  23. 23. A Poem To Honor St. Valentine , Hugh Cobb
  24. 24. 'An Old School Valentine' , Linda Winchell
  25. 25. Saint Valentine Defines Tough Love , Michael Shepherd
  26. 26. ! ! ! A Very Indian Valentine Poem , Raveendran N.V.
  27. 27. Valentine By A Telegraph Clerk , James Clerk Maxwell
  28. 28. *happy Valentine , Sadiqullah Khan
  29. 29. .valentine 2009 , C R Clark
  30. 30. ! To My Valentine , Michael Shepherd
  31. 31. Valentine , JOE POEWHIT
  32. 32. *on This Valentine , Sadiqullah Khan
  33. 33. Valentine Moon. , Fay Slimm
  34. 34. ! Saint Valentine On Tough Love , Michael Shepherd
  35. 35. My Valentine Day 4 You~ I Love You... , Dislocated Heart
  36. 36. Of My Valentine Flower , Kesav Venkat Easwaran
  37. 37. To A Valentine , William Strode
  38. 38. For My Valentine............ , Sebastine Humaemo
  39. 39. ~ Red Neck - Valentine ~ , Thad Wilk
  40. 40. ***ph Valentine***(To All) , DAKOTA AUSTIN
  41. 41. I Have Found My Valentine , C. P. Sharma
  42. 42. Inside Of Me (A Valentine Poem) , Rommel Filoteo
  43. 43. An Alien's Valentine , John Thorkild Ellison
  44. 44. Tanka - Valentine Roses , john tiong chunghoo
  45. 45. Awaiting Her Valentine. , Fay Slimm
  46. 46. Valentine , Sally Plumb Plumb
  47. 47. Valentine Without You , lil island Gal
  48. 48. The Modern Valentine , sylvia spencer
  49. 49. Where There's A Wil, There's A Way {to M.. , Kristin Nicole RothDavis
  50. 50. Haiku - Valentine (Inspired By Edgar All.. , john tiong chunghoo
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