Miss Dickinson gets her gate back ...
question is ...
do you know where your favorite dead poet is buried ?
I love Millay! Have you read the biography, "Savage Beauty". Such an interesting life! She was not your average woman for her time!
Why are those British cemetaires so "creepy" looking?
There are several find-a-grave indexes on line.
This is one: [www.findagrave.com]
Several of them are here.....
Thanks, Marian, what a neat idea.
Sorry, here's that link again:
Yes. I've read it and could hardly put it down. What a family! I would love to hear that voice, wouldn't you? I've often said that if I could have lived at another time, I would choose the Jazz Age...IF I could have been wealthy, talented, and a New Yorker.
I have said the same...especailly after reading F.Scott Fitzgerald's novels. I'm a natural-born flapper and have a lot of "rich taste". I was born disillusioned like the rest of them.
There are several conflicting influences on British graveyards at the moment.
The families of those who are buried want them kept tidy and nice to visit.
The wild life conservationists regard them as urban wild life sanctuaries and want them left unmown.
The councils who run them want them safe and so have brought in regulations on the hight and weight of grave stones in case they fall of and hurt someone, they push stones over deliberatly to prevent them falling regardly of the upset this causes to families. If you look at that Sylvia Plath site you will notice her stone has reduced in hight over the years.
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Thanks for the info. Although I have seen many un-kept gave yards, it just seemed strange to me to see such a famous gravesite with such scraggaly looking grass and what-not, like a scene right out of an old horror movie. Something sort of twisted and romantic in an overly-dramatic way. Nothink like Elvis' grave, though.
In the US, we do the opposite- most modern cemeteries have flat headstones- to make it easy for the power mowers,
It's sort of interesting to read the comments people post for their fans. See if you can't find any interesting ones.
Scotty & Zelda Fitzgerald
Edgar Allen Poe
How appropriate that cummings' (sorry, Miriam) gravestone would be lower case!
I tried to cut and paste the cummings site to a friend, but it pasted wrong for some reason. Retyped it and it was okay. Just like cummings........
Bump, for Talia.
I don't see how you can say all the gravesites are run down, Talia. Look here:
Burns' wife's remains were added to the mausoleum in 1834 - at which time a cast was taken of Burns' skull.
to determine if he suffered from phares throop
In case Chuck's humor eludes anyone:
Author: Penny (---.chi.dsl-w.verizon.net)
Date: 01-26-05 18:12
Marty, It sounds like you have learned quite a bit about Henry T. Stanton. I believe it is mainly his poetry in which you are interested, but Henry led quite an interesting life. During the Civil War, he, his family and the extended family were highly active in a secret, subversive organization. I have spent years researching it and putting pieces of it together, a little at a time. His father, Richard H. Stanton, a 3 term Congressman, was arrested by the Federal government at the beginning of the war and held for months. I have a great deal of info on that - government records, copies of letters, bits of info from various resources which all go together to tell about Richard's experience. I have some photos of the Stanton home in Maysville, taken c.1990, if you're interested. I believe I have a poem or two written by Henry while he was in the military, if you're interested. Henry's younger brother, Clarence, also served the Confederacy in the Navy. He got captured (on land, at Sailor's Creek - how's that for poetic justice) the day before the war ended! He spent months at Johnson's Island. The organization in which the whole family was covertly actively involved was known by various names - Knights of the Golden Circle (KGC), Order of American Knights (OAKs), Sons of Liberty. I have a lot of info - feel free to email me if you're interested in any of this. You're great-grandfather and my great-grandmother were first cousins - I'll check our relationship. Our common ancestor is Phares Throop.
Ah, so it's a genetic disease !
Wondering if marty is a carrier, or if she's too lazy?