A bit of nineteenth-century doggerel on a stone in Mt. Hebron Cemetery in Winchester, VA.
A fine early Art Deco monument offers a chance to consider its evolution from the Neoclassical style.
An astounding plot in Durham’s Maplewood Cemetery with three monumental axes.
A fun memento mori in Maplewood Cemetery in Durham, N.C.
Thoughts provoked by my parents’ cemetery marker.
Two interesting poems in Rock Creek: one vernacular, one a trusty bit of Tennyson.
An epigram on the monument of Charles Dixon Caton requires some comment.
Catharine Reidy wrote some interesting iambs in the voice to her dead husband Maurice who nonetheless speaks not of the pompatus of love.
A stanza by the romantic poet Anna Laetitia Barbauld graces the monument of the extended Baker-Jones family.
BENJAMINSON OFBENJAMIN & HARRIETT A.EUGITTDIED DEC. 6, 1888.In his 21st year. The anagraphic data’s dull recitation of facts does not prepare us for one of the simplest, most heartfelt codas I can remember seeing on a tombstone: “Oh for the touch of avanished hand,For the sound of a voicethat is still.” You will immediately notice […]