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The Well by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

“The Well” by Howard Phillips Lovecraft

Comics story adaptation. Appeared first time [B&W] in Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #2 (2008). Reprinted [B&W] in Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft [HC] (2008) and [B&W] in Haunt of Horror (2009).
Story: H.P. Lovecraft. Adapt/Art: Richard Corben.

The original poem by Howard Phillips Lovecraft:

A verse XI from “Fungi from Yuggoth” (written in 1929-1930). This verse first published in March 1931.

Farmer Seth Atwood was past eight when
He tried to sink that deep well by his door
With only Eb to help him bore and bore
We laughed, and hoped he’d soon be sane again
And yet, instead, young Eb went crazy, too,
So that they shipped him to the county farm
Seth bricked up the well-mouth up as tight as glue-
Then hacked an artery in his gnarled left arm.

After the funeral we felt bound to get
Out to that well and rip the bricks away
But all we saw were iron handholds set
Down a black hole deeper than we could say
And yet we put the bricks back-for we found
The hole too deep for any line to sound.

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Created: July 9, 2008. Last updated: June 30, 2019 at 20:39 pm

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