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Poem by Edgar Allan Poe


Enigma


The noblest name in Allegory's page,
The hand that traced inexorable rage;
A pleasing moralist whose page refined,
Displays the deepest knowledge of the mind;
A tender poet of a foreign tongue,
(Indited in the language that he sung.)
A bard of brilliant but unlicensed page
At once the shame and glory of our age,
The prince of harmony and stirling sense,
The ancient dramatist of eminence,
The bard that paints imagination's powers,
And him whose song revives departed hours,
Once more an ancient tragic bard recall,
In boldness of design surpassing all.
These names when rightly read, a name [make] known
Which gathers all their glories in its own.



Edgar Allan Poe


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


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Thomas Moore Enigma ("Come riddle-me-ree, come riddle-me-ree")
  • Duncan Scott Enigma ("Some men are born to gather womenТs tears")

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