Any reader of this blog knows of my obsession with H.P. Lovecraft and my current goal to read everything he has written. Did you guys know he wrote poetry too? He didn't write a whole lot of it, but what I've seen is very good. Here's one of my favorites, in which Lovecraft pays homage to one of his own favorite authors, Edgar Allan Poe.
WHERE POE ONCE WALKED
by H.P. Lovecraft
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
Peals down through time with a mysterious spell.
Only the few who sorcery's secret know,
Espy amidst these tombs the shade of Poe.