Friday, January 20, 2006

Graveside Tribute

For fifty-seven years running, a mystery man has been placing roses and a bottle of cognac on Edgar Allan Poe's grave to mark the horror writer's birthday, the Guardian reports.

6 comments:

Anna said...

Once the admirer is gone, who is going to do that? Maybe we should start a foundation called 'Cognac and roses'

bibliobibuli said...

apparently the task has already passed to the sons of the man who started doing this, according to the article

but maybe we should go and put cognac and roses on the graves of other great dead writers. who would you choose anna?

The Visitor said...

OK, OK, i admit, it was me.

sheesh, cant the world just leave a Poe fanatic like me alone to pay my respects???

anna said...

Marguerite Duras (bluntly honest). Maybe Colette (snob at time). Certainly not Yourcenar (a wonderful writing machine). She was a man disguised as a woman. That is why she was the first woman to be admitted among the bastion of the Academie francaise...

Walker said...

Nice idea Sharon. I think we should tailor the gesture though. How about a calling card and a shot of absinthe left at the grave of Oscar Wilde? ;)

bibliobibuli said...

nice idea walker

i'd leave flowers on george borrow's grave. dunno why - he feels like a mate of mine.