An Acrostic

Elizabeth it is in vain you say
'Love not' — thou sayest it in so sweet a way:
In vain those words from thee or L. E. L.
Zantippe's talents had enforced so well:
Ah! if that language from thy heart arise,
Breathe it less gently forth — and veil thine eyes.
Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
To cure his love — was cured of all beside —
His folly — pride — and passion — for he died.

by Edgar Allan Poe

Comments (11)

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succ is the best work of art ive ever seen
Most, that haven't studied literature, don't even know whom she is....that is saddening but the poem is remarkable.
To cure his love............ For he died. Nice touching poem. Thanks Sir sharing it.
That was absolutely beautiful. Elizabeth must be really dear to his heart to do an acrostic poem for her.
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