The Happiest Day, the Happiest Hour

Edgar Allan Poe 1809 (Boston) – 1849 (Baltimore)

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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