Poem (99 lines); probably written no later than 1920, apparently in conjunction with Alfred Galpin. First published in the Vagrant([Spring 1927]).
   A poem speaking in Poe-like accents of the mysterious woman Nathicana. It was meant as “a parody on those stylistic excesses which really have no basic meaning” (HPL to Donald Wandrei, [August 2, 1927]; ms., JHL). Apparently Galpin was somehow involved in the composition, as the pseudonym under which the poem was published (“Albert Frederick Willie”) alludes in its first two names to Galpin and in its last name to his mother’s maiden name, Willy.

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