"In Heaven a ..." Quote of Edgar Allan Poe

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Heaven a spirit doth dwell "Whose heart-strings are a lute;" None sing so wildly well As the angel Israfel, And the giddy stars (so legends tell) Ceasing their hymns, attend the spell Of his voice, all mute.

Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. poet. Israfel (l. 1-7). . . Complete Poems and Selected Essays [Edgar Allan Poe]. Richard Gray, ed. (1993) Everyman.