The Vision of Judgment 030


Michael flew forth in glory and in good;
A goodly work of him from whom all glory
And good arise; the portal past - he stood;
Before him the young cherubs and saints hoary -
(I say young, begging to be understood
By looks, not years; and should be very sorry
To state, they were not older than St. Peter,
But merely that they seem'd a little sweeter.

George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron (1788-1824)