Valentine’s Day Riddle

The solution to the riddle was Frances Sargent Osgood…
(The first letter on the first line, second letter on the second line, third letter on third line etc.)
It’s quite an interesting story about his admiration for her – they exchanged romantic poems… it wasn’t a conventional relationship, and here’s a link to the entry on Wikipedia so you can read all about it …



  1. Wow, this is genuinely interesting! I never knew that Poe wrote poetry like this – it’s fascinating. I’m definitely going to try to do the same for my boyfriend next Valentine’s Day. (If I have a boyfriend by then. 😉 ) Thank you for the intriguing post!


    1. You’re very welcome, thank you for reading it. I found the story quite intriguing too, considering his wife knew, and although the poem wasn’t typically romantic, and it was read out to a room filled with people, I think there were things in there that would only be known by the two of them – hiding the intimate in plain sight.


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