Ligeia : She came & departed as a shadow
I don't know if you're a Lovecraft fan. But here is
a poem he wrote about Poe. -BTW- did you know that when Elizabeth Poe (Edgar's mother) was
a child she was put into the care of a Mr. Usher after her mother died (thus, the
name appears early in Poe's work).
WHERE ONCE POE WALKED
Eternal brood the shadows on this ground,
Dreaming of centuries that have gone before;
Great elms rise solemnly by slab and mound,
Arched high above a hidden world of yore.
Round all the scene a light of memory plays,
And dead leaves whisper of departed days,
Longing for sights and sounds that are no more.
Lonely and sad, a specter glides along Aisles
where of old his living footsteps fell;
No common glance discerns him, though his song Pearls down
through time with a mysterious spell.
Only the few who sorcery's secret know,
Espy amidst these tombs the shade of Poe.
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