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Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death? Plato

Poetry Graveyard, Freehold, New Jersey

explored & photographed by: Shady

"The Poetry Graveyard"... Freehold... a small cemetery in the middle of a residential neighborhood....

"The passing spirit gently fled, Sustained by grace divine; O may such grace on us be shed, And make our end like thine"

The true name of this place is unknown to me. But, I call it the poetry graveyard because of the poetic etchings on nearly every stone...

"When first our child was called away, I hoped a wife with me could stay. But God did soon his angel send, and took my dearest Earthly friend"

There are short poems carved on almost every one. Words often beautiful, always sad, but never meaningless

Those who rest here are sorely missed by those who love them. And although many of the graves are almost 200 years old, you'll still find fresh flowers on them. Who leaves them??? Only they know.

Do you have any background information or stories to tell about this abandoned site?


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