Edgar Allan Poe – An Acrostic

“An Acrostic” is a poem written by Edgar Allan Poe. It was first published on May 9, 1903 by the Patterson Evening News.

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An Acrostic
Edgar Allan Poe

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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.