Edgar Allan poe
1809 - 1849
He is a writer, poet, critic, and editor. He most famous for his story "The Raven". He mostly writes horror and mystery stories.
The first book he published is called "Tamerlane and other poems" while he was in the army Edgar wrote this story. His father left and his mother passed when he was young. After the army he dedicated his full time to writing and made many more books later on.
The happiest day
"The Happiest Day" The happiest day -- the happiest hour My sear'd and blighted heart hath known, The highest hope of pride and power, I feel hath flown.
Of power! said I? yes! such I ween; But they have vanish'd long, alas! The visions of my youth have been- But let them pass.
And, pride, what have I now with thee? Another brow may even inherit The venom thou hast pour'd on me Be still, my spirit!
The happiest day -- the happiest hour Mine eyes shall see -- have ever seen, The brightest glance of pride and power, I feel- have been:
But were that hope of pride and power Now offer'd with the pain Even then I felt -- that brightest hour I would not live again:
For on its wing was dark alloy, And, as it flutter'd -- fell An essence -- powerful to destroy A soul that knew it well.