We have ... a thirst unquenchable, to allay which he has not shown us the crystal springs. This thirst belongs to the immortality of Man.... It is no mere appreciation of the Beauty before usbut a wild effort to reach the Beauty above.
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), U.S. author. "The Poetic Principle," Sartain's (1850).
Other-worldly beautyPoe's first and enduring love.