An Old Man’s Grave

An Old Man’s Grave is a poem that L.M. Montgomery published in the 6 December 1906 issue of The Youth’s Companion, a Boston periodical, and included (as “The Old Man’s Grave”) in The Watchman and Other Poems. It was also reprinted in several newspapers shortly after its initial 1906 publication and, under the title “The Old Man’s Grave,” in three editions of an anthology edited by John W. Garvin. It also appears in A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921.

The full text of this poem also appears in Anne of Ingleside, as a poem written by Anne as a reluctant obituary for a neighbour.

First Line

Make it where the winds may sweep

Bibliography

Montgomery, L.M. “An Old Man’s Grave.” The Youth’s Companion (Boston), 6 December 1906, 628.

Also, unsigned, in Perry County Democrat (New Bloomfield, PA), 12 December 1906, 1.

Also in Selinsgrove (PA) Times, 2 January 1907, 2.

Also in Pinegrove (PA) Herald, 4 January 1907, 2.

Also in Marion (AL) Democrat, 16 January 1907, 12.

Also in Bristol (VT) Herald, 17 January 1907, 6.

Also in Cullman (AL) Democrat, 17 January 1907, 10.

Also in Birmingham (AL) Times, 18 January 1907, 6.

Also in Greene County Democrat (Eutaw, AL), 18 January 1907, 3.

Also in Daily Republican (Monongahela, PA), 21 January 1907, 2.

Also in Star (Reynoldsville, PA), 23 January 1907, 2.

Also in Thomaston (AL) Post, 24 January 1907, 6.

Also in Marengo Democrat (Linden, AL), 15 February 1907, 1.

Also in Pointe Coupee Banner (Newroads, LA), 23 February 1907, 4.

Also as “The Old Man’s Grave” in Canadian Poets, chosen and edited by John W. Garvin, 357–58. Toronto: McClelland, Goodchild and Stewart, 1916.

Also as “The Old Man’s Grave” in Canadian Poets and Poetry, chosen and edited by John W. Garvin, 357–58. New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1916.

Also as “The Old Man’s Grave” in The Watchman and Other Poems, 156.

Also in Canadian Poets, edited by John W. Garvin, 233–34. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart, 1926.

Also in Anne of Ingleside, chapter 22.

Also in A World of Songs: Selected Poems, 1894–1921, 81–82.