Thanks,Johnmc, for what I take as a compliment. Why was our homage payer so called? According to the AP article, headed "Legendary Writer Involved in Mystery from Beyond the Grave", the "anonymous man" had, from at least as far back as the 1940s, been given to putting in an appearance at the site of Poe's original grave, on the latter's birthday, "wearing black clothes with a white scarf and a wide-brimmed hat" and leaving there "three roses and a half-empty bottle of cognac". In my thread title, I placed a question mark behind the word requiescat because the fact that this mysterious visitor has not been seen on the last three anniversaries of Poe's birth has raised the question amongst many whether he himself may have gone on to join his hero. By the way, what a shame that only two persons have so far found my thread title sufficiently intriguing to merit a response!