The Conqueror Worm

Out—out are the lights—out all!
And, over each quivering form,
The curtain, a funeral pall,
Comes down with the rush of a storm,

Falckensteinstraße, Berlin, 10997, Germany

And the angels, all pallid and wan,
Uprising, unveiling, affirm
That the play is the tragedy, “Man,”
And its hero the Conqueror Worm.

From Edgar Allen Poe’s The Conqueror Worm (1843)

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