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.

by Edgar Allan Poe

Comments (3)

Danny... im confused... i know its a scolding on your soul but of what kind? Let me know Love, Missy
Big! Yes, in learning.Fat! only an issue if it affects your health.Dirty! No, the tears were from a concience being cleansed.Secret! no more.An amazingly caring person caught up in an addition. Don't let the addiction haze the fact that you are a very kind and loving person.If you were not then this poem would not have existed.Love Duncan
upon realizing your flaws, I suggest you should write a list of your good qualities & say them alloud to yourself each day. There is no reason to be so negative...