- NevermoreBy Josephine CardinA series inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven
- "Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary...
...From my books surcease of sorrow- sorrow for the lost Lenore-
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore- Nameless here for evermore."
- "But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore?"
"Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;-
'Tis the wind and nothing more!"
- "Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter,
In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore;"
"On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
Then the bird said, "Nevermore."
- "This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamp-light gloated o'er..."
"Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!"
- "Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!"
- "And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting...And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor shall be lifted- nevermore!"
- Thank You!