Text: Edgar Allan Poe, “Spiritual Song (Text-01),” “Whitty” manuscript, 1836


Spiritual Song

Hark, echo! — Hark; echo!

’Tis the sound

Of archangels, in happiness wrapt



According to James. H. Whitty, who first published this poem, the manuscript was found about 1908 in Poe’s desk from the Southern Literary Messenger. A facsimile of the poem is available in Whitty’s The Complete Poems of Edgar Allan Poe, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1911, p. 138.


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