Weird Tales/Volume 31/Issue 3/To Howard Phillips Lovecraft

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To Howard Phillips Lovecraft  (1938) 
by George Henry Weiss

To Howard Phillips

Master-writer of the weird, essayist, poet, 1890-1937


He lived—and now is dead beyond all knowing
Of life and death: the vast and formless scheme
Behind the face of nature ever showing
Has swallowed up the dreamer and the dream.
But brief the hour he had upon the stream
Of timeless time from past to future flowing
To lift his sail and catch the luminous gleam
Of stars that marked his coming and his going
Before he vanished: yet the brilliant wake
His passing left is vivid on the tide
And for the countless centuries will abide:
The genius that no death can ever take
Crowns him immortal, though a man has died.

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