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The Poe Toaster didn't show.
It is what Edgar Allan Poe might have called "a mystery all insoluble": Every year for the past six decades, a shadowy visitor would leave roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac on Poe's grave on the anniversary of the writer's birth. This year, no one showed.
Did the mysterious "Poe toaster" meet his own mortal end? Did some kind of ghastly misfortune befall him? Will he be heard from nevermore?
"I'm confused, befuddled," said Jeff Jerome, curator of the Poe House and Museum. "I don't know what's going on." [More]
I love Poe's work. His life story is seldom recounted accurately, but he was even more colorful than the legends.
However, the man could marshal words into cadence and rhyme like nobody else, IMHO.