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  • Nevermore
    By Josephine Cardin
    A 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!"