Meet us on:
Welcome to Read Print! Sign in with
to get started!
Entire Site
    Try our fun game

    Dueling book covers…may the best design win!

    Random Quote
    "One cannot find peace in work or in pleasure, in the world or in a convent, but only in one's soul."

    Subscribe to Our Newsletter

    Follow us on Twitter

    Never miss a good book again! Follow Read Print on Twitter

    The Happiest Day

    by Edgar Allan Poe
    • Rate it:
    • 2 Favorites on Read Print
    Launch Reading Mode
    I. The happiest day--the happiest hour
    My seared and blighted heart hath known,
    The highest hope of pride and power,
    I feel hath flown.

    II. Of power! said I? Yes! such I ween
    But they have vanished long, alas!
    The visions of my youth have been--
    But let them pass.

    III. And pride, what have I now with thee?
    Another brow may ev'n inherit
    The venom thou hast poured on me--
    Be still my spirit!

    IV. The happiest day--the happiest hour
    Mine eyes shall see--have ever seen
    The brightest glance of pride and power
    I feel have been:

    V. But were that hope of pride and power
    Now offered with the pain
    Ev'n _then_ I felt--that brightest hour
    I would not live again:

    VI. For on its wing was dark alloy
    And as it fluttered--fell
    An essence--powerful to destroy
    A soul that knew it well.

    If you're writing a The Happiest Day essay and need some advice, post your Edgar Allan Poe essay question on our Facebook page where fellow bookworms are always glad to help!

    Top 5 Authors

    Top 5 Books

    Book Status
    Want to read

    Are you sure you want to leave this group?