Looking Up At the Stars

October 3, 2016 | Posted by Peter Jakobsen | Non-Fiction, Poetry, Ulalume | 0 Comments |

(image of Descent into the Maelstrom by Harry Clarke)

Today, 3rd October 1849, they found Edgar Allan Poe delirious in a gutter on the streets of Baltimore.

The treating doctor remarked upon Poe’s “expansive forehead…and  those full-orbed and mellow, yet soulful eyes for which he was so noticeable when himself, now lustreless...”

(image by Oscar Halling)

(image by Oscar Halling)

He died 4 days later.

(photo by K. Richter)

(photo by K. Richter)

And, as his strength

Failed him at length

He met a pilgrim shadow –

“Shadow.” said he,

“Where can it be –

This land of Eldorado?”


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