Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
The opening lines of the poem ‘The Raven’ by Gothic writer Edgar Allen Poe (1809 -1849)
A spooky quote. I was reminded of:
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
It’s an awesome quote. I need to put more Shakespeare up.
I’m not a huge Poe fan, really, but I do love that poem.
I’m a huge fan of his short stories https://alexraphael.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/best-short-story-writers/ but of his poems it’s the only one I like. But there’s nothing else like it in literature. I can think of him being mentioned 3 times in The Simpsons. So ahead of his time.
The picture is incredibly well made. It etching? Or a work in pencil? I like very much.
Thank you for sharing with us.
Have a wonderful evening, Alex and a nice week! 🙂
I’m guessing a sketch, but I’d never seen it before. Glad you liked it 🙂
🙂 have a great week! cheers, Mélanie
Nice link. Such a magnificent poem.
Love Poe! Thank you for sharing! 🙂
Lots of love
An iconic, gifted writer. Have a cool day too 🙂
One of my favorite poems! Poe is fantastic. Excellent choice. 😀
Will be doing far more on him later don’t worry 🙂
Reminds me I must read Poe!!
I have never read anything by him. Is this book good?
It’s an iambic pentameter masterpiece. I honestly think t’s one of the most unique poems ever written. I prefer his short story stuff. He was a tormented Gothic genius. Really worth checking out.
How much he accomplished in his short life!
And what a legacy he has left!
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