but it's likely that worms will play a role in the decomposition process.
Shockingly, I read the following to a man in his sixties the other day only to be told by him that he had never heard or read it before. That the following is apparently not part of the common culture of all people literate in English bothered me enough to reproduce it here:
The text in the image above is, of course, "The Conqueror Worm" by Edgar Allan Poe. I really do think that these five stanzas deserve to be more widely known since they are incredibly well written. To help achieve that end I combined the text with a stock photo in a handy downloadable .jpg format.
The photo used in above image is from the stock section of DeviantArt.com.