Tell-tale letdown: Poe visitor again a no-show

Edgar Allan Poe fan Cynthia Pelayo of Chicago lays roses near the author's original burial place Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011 at Westminster Church and Cemetary in Baltimore. A mysterious visitor, who has annually left roses and cognac there in the early hours of Jan. 19, Poe's birthday, was a no-show for the second consecutive year. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)

January 19, 2011 6:12:30 AM PST
Telltale hearts beat with anticipation during a rainy, midnight dreary and beyond, hoping the mysterious visitor to Edgar Allan Poe's grave would return after a one-year absence.