Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “[Song of Triumph],” manuscript, about May 4, 1833


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[[Song of Triumph]]

Who is king but Epiphanes?

Say do you know?

Who is God but Epiphanes?

Say do you know?

There is none but Epiphanes

No — there is none:

So tear down the temples

And put out the sun!


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Notes:

This version of the poem is contained in his manuscript for the tale “Epimanes.” Poe sent this manuscript to Joseph and Edwin Buckingham, editors of the New England Magazine. To his disappointment, they never printed the story. Poe revised the tale and published it in the Southern Literary Messenger in 1836. The manuscript is currently in a private collection, and the poem is printed here from that manuscript, with permission of the owner.


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