Today is World Goth Day, so to celebrate here’s a gallery of Goth women from around the world. I think these are all incredibly beautiful, and I hope you too will weep tears of joy and heartache as you behold their pulchritudinousness.

A few words from Edgar Allen Poe to set the mood:

But our love it was stronger by far than the love
Of those who were older than we—
Of many far wiser than we—
And neither the angels in Heaven above
Nor the demons down under the sea
Can ever dissever my soul from the soul
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
For the moon never beams, without bringing me dreams
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And the stars never rise, but I feel the bright eyes
Of the beautiful Annabel Lee;
And so, all the night-tide, I lie down by the side
Of my darling—my darling—my life and my bride,
In her sepulchre there by the sea—
In her tomb by the sounding sea.