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An Acrostic by Edgar Allan Poe 
 ‘An Acrostic’ was written by Poe for one of his “female admirers,” presumably named Elizabeth. It is this name that is spelled out by the nine letters that start the nine lines. The poem was not published until after Poe’s death. It was discovered and added into a 1911 edition of Poe’s works. 
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. 

Autumn golden sunshine yawns, Unfolds on carpet of damp lawns. Transfix bronze leaves tumble and crumble Under bare limbs like flickering of flames. Mirth crisp zephyr lull games, Nascent seedling gems burst in bundles. 9/28/2021 Autumn Acrostic Poetry Contest Poetry Contest Sponsored by: Caren Krutsinger

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Date: 10/17/2021 11:22:00 AM
A wonderful acrostic "Autumn" write. Thanks for adding the top and picture. Have a blessed autumn day.............
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Date: 10/3/2021 5:56:00 PM
Lovely, vividly descriptive piece, Eve. Janice
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Date: 10/3/2021 3:11:00 PM
I loved seeing your acrostic and also that was enjoyable learning of this acrostic that was found and published after Poe's death.
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Date: 10/3/2021 9:56:00 AM
Beautifully written and so well expressed. Loved. God Bless, JB
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Date: 10/3/2021 7:11:00 AM
Brilliant imagery in your acrostic, Eve:)
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Date: 10/2/2021 9:44:00 PM
Awesome Poetry, Eve, love your take on Autumn.
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Eve Roper
Date: 10/2/2021 10:08:00 PM
Thank you, Harry.
Date: 10/2/2021 2:02:00 AM
I really enjoyed your acrostic, so cleverly written Eve. Good luck in Caren's contest. Hugs Ann xx
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Eve Roper
Date: 10/2/2021 10:10:00 PM
Thank you, Ann, for the inspiring compliment and the good luck. Hugs dear friend
Date: 9/29/2021 6:40:00 PM
A very clever acrostic beautiful shades of rustic hues I like it, sending my love and blessing Eve, take care, xo
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Eve Roper
Date: 10/2/2021 10:10:00 PM
Thank you, Mystic, for the compliment. Hugs dear friend
Date: 9/29/2021 5:33:00 AM
Andrea, you've written an excellent poem. The advent is fascinating. The acrostic is also brilliant. It's a stunning piece of work.
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Eve Roper
Date: 10/2/2021 10:12:00 PM
Thank you, Lasaad, for the inspiring compliment . Hugs dear friend
Date: 9/28/2021 10:47:00 PM
I loved the story before the poem, both are so nice!!!! Yes I came to peek in! Hope all is well Eve!
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Eve Roper
Date: 10/2/2021 10:13:00 PM
Thank you, Arthur, for the inspiring compliment and I known you are my g. angel. Hugs dear friend
Date: 9/28/2021 10:44:00 PM
The introduction is very interesting. The acrostic is brilliant too. Hugs.
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Eve Roper
Date: 10/2/2021 10:14:00 PM
Thank you , Victor, for the inspiring compliment . Hugs dear friend