Edgar Allan Poe

Here you will find the Poem Elizabeth of poet Edgar Allan Poe


Elizabeth, it surely is most fit
 [Logic and common usage so commanding]
 In thy own book that first thy name be writ,
 Zeno and other sages notwithstanding;
 And I have other reasons for so doing
 Besides my innate love of contradiction;
 Each poet - if a poet - in pursuing
 The muses thro' their bowers of Truth or Fiction,
 Has studied very little of his part,
 Read nothing, written less - in short's a fool
 Endued with neither soul, nor sense, nor art,
 Being ignorant of one important rule,
 Employed in even the theses of the school-
 Called - I forget the heathenish Greek name
 [Called anything, its meaning is the same]
 "Always write first things uppermost in the heart."