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c_hawkthorne  ·  2743 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: 10th Occasional Give Us a Quote from Your Recent Reading

    Once upon a midnight dreary

    while I pondered weak and weary,

    Over many 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 visiter," I muttered,

    "tapping at my chamber door--

    Only this and nothing more."

Poe's The Raven

user-inactivated  ·  2742 days ago  ·  link  ·  

The rhythm to this poem is perfect. It's a joy to read aloud.

lil  ·  2741 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It's also a joy to memorize --

ah how clearly I remember/it was in the bleak December/and each...dying ember/wrought its ghost upon the wall ?? I'll have to check that. A few times read aloud -- at least the first three stanzas and you'll know it.

user-inactivated  ·  2741 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It is that! And I never bother to memorize poetry. But I've had the whole first bit at one point in time.

yakov  ·  2742 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Great poem. There was a poker-based parody on 2+2 a while back, and someone made a recording: