Monday, October 08, 2007

Poe Images Courtesy of Tom Lera

(c) 2007, Tom Lera, used by permission.

Poe died in Baltimore October 7, 1849, and two days later was buried among his relatives there in a corner of Westminster Presbyterian Churchyard. A stone prepared by a cousin was accidentally destroyed before being set in place; so that for twenty-five years the poet's grave remained unmarked. In November 1875, a marble monument was placed beside the grave by admirers; thus forming the first of Poe's public shrines. Today the graveyard is in a decaying section, but within its walls dignity still reigns. - H. P. Lovecraft, 1934 in The Californian 2, No. 3, Winter, as found in Collected Essays: Travel Volume 4, 2005.

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