Today we are celebrating the birth of one of my favourite writer : Edgar Allan Poe, born on this day in 1809:
|Gottfried Helnwein, Fire – Edgar Allan Poe, 1996|
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,
Breath it less gently forth — and veil thine eyes.
Endymion, recollect, when Luna tried
To cure his love — was cured of all beside —
His follie — pride — and passion — for he died.