While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
"Tis come visitor". I muttered, "Tapping at my chamber door".
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you”—here I opened wide the door—Darkness there and nothing more.
Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before. “Surely,” said I, “surely that is something at my window lattice; In there stepped a stately Raven of the saintly days of yore