The poem “The Raven” published by Edgar Allan Poe in 1845 is one of my favorites. The author orphaned at the age of two in Boston lived a short life dying at the age of forty in 1849. Even though his poetry and short stories never received the popularity they did until after he was gone, I believe have now found their place in literature.
I have a hardback book that was published in 2001 by Bullfinch Press/Little, Brown and Company with full version of “The Raven” along with many other stories written by Poe, i.e. “The Black Cat” – “The Pit and the Pendulum” – “Annabel Lee” and “The Fall of the House of Ushe” compiled inside. All the illustrations are by Daniel Alan Green.
The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe: “ Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary…
You did know “Tis the wind and nothing more” – didn’t you?
Written by Mary Gilmartin, June 9, 2014