I was nearly napping when there came a tapping, as if someone was gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
Here I opened wide the door- darkness there and nothing more.
I heard a tapping some what louder than before, here I flung open the shutter when a stately raven stepped in.
" Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!" Qouth the Raven "Nevermore"
Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door- Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as "Nevermore."
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour. Nothing further then he uttered- not a feather then he fluttered- Till I scarcely more than muttered "Other friends have flown before- On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before." Then the bird said "Nevermore."