“To Mr. Finlay


“To Mr. Finlay
   , upon His Drawing for Mr. Bloch’s Tale, ‘The Faceless God.’”
   Poem (sonnet); written on November 30, 1936. First published in the Phantagraph(May 1937); rpt. WT(July 1937).
   HPL composed the poem while writing a letter to Finlay, who had lamented the decline of the tradition of dedicatory poems. “The Faceless God” had appeared in WT(May 1936), and Finlay’s illustration is generally considered the finest ever published in the magazine.

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