Revisiting Edgar today………………..

The Roses and Thorns of Life

It would be remiss of me not to mention the birthday today of a legendary creator of the macabre…….Edgar Allan Poe……

Even his death was shrouded in a tale of mystery and mourning……..the 3 roses and half empty cognac bottle left on his grave each year to mark this January anniversary ….. In 2009, the tributes stopped……perhaps the mourner could now share a drink in spirit beside one he respected so in life…….

Did the mourner keep the other 3 roses from a half dozen bouquet and toast himself a solitary drink before venturing to the gravesite…….

We will never know……unless a family member comes forth with documented proof of this family legacy…….a note was left by this mourner saying the legacy would be handed down to his sons….but perhaps they saw fit to lay it to rest with their father and Poe……..

And perhaps, that is how it should be for…

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I am an Author, Artist, and Reiki Master and Intuitive Counselor, offering energy and guidance sessions on people and beloved pet companions. I divide my time between a Northern NJ suburb of Manhattan and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. I enjoy pursuing paranormal explorations in this uniquely haunted town. Read more about me at and All writings and photos © Shirl unauthorized copying or use permitted without written permission from the author and photographer, Shirl Knobloch.
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