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The Death of August Derleth: July 4, 1971

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The Death of August Derleth: July 4, 1971


The summer air hangs still.
Hawk and whippoorwill
Wing mournful down the graying skies…
Hearken to their cries!

And then the faintest breeze
Murmurs in the trees…
And at the Lonesome Place
Spirits sigh in space.

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