(1845) A poem by Edgar Allan Poe. A man mourning for his lost lover is visited by a raven that tells him he will see her “nevermore.” The poem begins with these famous lines:
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 someone gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.