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All the angels in Heaven envy your beauty | 13-Jul-14

Enquirer is looking for a poem that contains the following lines: 
"All the angels in Heaven envy your beauty, all the angels above and the demons below could never _______ thy soul from from the everlasting beautiful"

They had been told it was by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow but it doesn't come up when we search under this poet.

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Do you know this poem? Do you have any clues to help us find it?


Please help me locate a poem I've heard on Radio 4 a few times, on either "Poetry Please" or "Something Understood"..

I'm sure the final ilne goes something like

"If you don't stop making that row, I'll kill you!".

The theme is about someone just having completed a grave in their garden for their dog.

The narrator goes from peronal desolation to exhilaration when the "revalation" that somehow we need death comes
out of the blue.

Giving expression to that exhilaration in the kitchen below prompts the "death threat" from the person living above.

Thanks for your attention

Roger Bardet

This is my reply to your message you sent me following my enquiry to identify the poem of the dog having been buried in the writer's garden & ending with something like "if you don't stop that row, I'll kill you!".

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

I'm not quite sure what the "protocol" is now.

I hope this note will authenticate my identity.

Roger Bardet.

Roger Bardet

This sounds as if it could be a memory of Edgar Alan Poe's 'Annabel Lee':

Annabel Lee
By Edgar Allan Poe
It was many and many a year ago,
In a kingdom by the sea,
That a maiden there lived whom you may know
By the name of Annabel Lee;
And this maiden she lived with no other thought
Than to love and be loved by me.

I was a child and she was a child,
In this kingdom by the sea,
But we loved with a love that was more than love?
I and my Annabel Lee?
With a love that the wingèd seraphs of Heaven
Coveted her and me.

And this was the reason that, long ago,
In this kingdom by the sea,
A wind blew out of a cloud, chilling
My beautiful Annabel Lee;
So that her highborn kinsmen came
And bore her away from me,
To shut her up in a sepulchre
In this kingdom by the sea.

The angels, not half so happy in Heaven,
Went envying her and me?
Yes!?that was the reason (as all men know,
In this kingdom by the sea)
That the wind came out of the cloud by night,
Chilling and killing my Annabel Lee.

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we?
Of many far wiser than we?
And neither the angels in Heaven above
Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;

For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling?my darling?my life and my bride,
In her sepulchre there by the sea?
In her tomb by the sounding sea.

Tina Rath

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