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Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

The Happiest Day

The happiest daythe happiest hour,
My sear'd and blighted heart has known,
The brightest glance of pride and power
                                  I feel hath flown 

Of power, said I? Yes, such I ween 
But it has vanish'dlong alas!
The visions of my youth have been 
                                  But let them pass. 

And pride! what have I now with thee?
Another brow may e'en inherit
The venom thou hast pour'd on me:
                                  Be still my spirit.

The smile of lovesoft friendship's charm 
Bright hope itself has fled at last,
'T will ne'er again my bosom warm
                                  'Tis ever past.

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

Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe's other poems:
  1. An Acrostic
  2. The Divine Right of Kings
  3. Sancta Maria
  4. Enigma
  5. To the River

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