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“Tis Some Visitor...”

Description from SweetBirchDesigns: The Raven
By Edgar Allan Poe

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.
`'Tis some visitor,' I muttered, `tapping at my chamber door -
Only this, 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.
Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he;
But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
`Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,' I said, `art sure no craven.
Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the nightly shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

`Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend!' I shrieked upstarting -
`Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Leave my loneliness unbroken! - quit the bust above my door!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!'
Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.'

And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted - nevermore!

This isn't the full poem...just a few stanzas that I selected for the fresh pick!

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  1. Asia
    Asia says:

    Perfect elements to go with the poem :D

  2. Crazy Beader
    Crazy Beader says:

    Love it when you reprint a classic poem – - this pick is the perfect “Raven” vision ! Keep it up – - -

  3. Gail Layne
    Gail Layne says:

    Wow! What a darkly dramatic pick! Right into faves!!

  4. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks Asia and Gail! :) Paula, thank you! I’m glad to see that you share my love of poetry! ;)

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    prf-isle-R says:

    I’ve never commented on a pick before, but I just had to tell you how much I love this. The name of my jewelry line is Ravenwood Designs and the origin of the name is a from a combination of my love of Poe and the home I grew up in. I have both of the Earthenwood pieces already, I just love them.
    Very creative and amazing pick!

  6. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    A perfect pick to go with the poem! Thank you for sharing it with us :)

  7. SweetBirchDesigns
    SweetBirchDesigns says:

    Thanks prf-isle-R and Wanda!

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