A crow on the grave — a creepy Halloween photo from New Orleans

A crow on a grave in a cemetery in New Orleans

In New Orleans, at Greenwood Cemetery, days before Halloween, a crow sits atop a tomb.

When I saw this site and sight on October 25, how could I not start taking photos, and how could I not think of these lines from Poe’s “The Raven”?

Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door –
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door –
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.