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Philippine Gothic Series Part IV: The Romantic and Morbid in Rizal


If over my tomb some day, you would see blow,
A simple humble flow’r amidst thick grasses,
Bring it up to your lips and kiss my soul so,
And under the cold tomb, I may feel on my brow,
Warmth of your breath, a whiff of your tenderness.

Sixth Stanza, My Last Farewell (Mi Ultimo Adiós)
Dr. Jose P. Rizal


In Case You Missed It: The Philippine Gothic Series

Part I: Jose Rizal, El Difunto (The Dead)

Part II: Ancient Jar Burials — Calatagan Excavations

Part III: The Skull of Dr. Jose Rizal—who once upon a time a canonized SAINT of La Iglesia Filipina Independiente.