Saturday, December 27, 2008

The Conqueror Worm

Lo! ‘tis a gala night
Within the lonesome latter years!
An angel throng, bewinged, bedight
In veils, and drowned in tears,
Sit in a theatre, to see
A play of hopes and fears,
While the orchestra breathes fitfully
The music of the spheres...

Over at Flickr, Karl Eschenbach has a five-picture set illustrating one of Poe's lesser known, but utterly terrifying, poems. (Click on the photo to see the entire series. Published under a Creative Commons license. Some rights reserved.)

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