The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour

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?
  Another brow may even inherit
  The venom thou hast pour'd on me
  Be still, my spirit!

  The happiest day- the happiest hour
  Mine eyes shall see- have ever seen,
  The brightest glance of pride and power,
  I feel- have been:

  But were that hope of pride and power
  Now offer'd with the pain
  Even then I felt- that brightest hour
  I would not live again:

  For on its wing was dark alloy,
  And, as it flutter'd- fell
  An essence- powerful to destroy
  A soul that knew it well.

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. he was especially known for his amazing poem "Annabelle Lee". And we love the songs made out of his poetry. more…

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