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The angels, whispering to one another Can find, among their burning terms of love, None so devotional as that of "Mother"

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Source Notes: "To My Mother." Poe writes here to Maria Clemm, his mother-in-law, shortly after the death of his wife Virginia. Because Virginia was 14 years younger than Poe and only 13 when he married her, there has been much speculation about the nature of the relationship among the three. Poe frequently addressed Maria as "my own darling mother" or "my dear dear Muddy."

A bit about Edgar Allan Poe ...

Edgar Allan Poe (January 19, 1809 October 7, 1849) was an American poet, short story writer, editor and critic and one of the leaders of the American Romantics. He is best known for his tales of the macabre and his poems, as well as being one of the early practitioners of the short story and a progenitor of detective fiction, as well as crime fiction in the United States. Poe died at the age of 40, the cause of his death a final mystery. His exact burial location is also a source of controversy.

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