Edgar Allan Poe’s most popular poem, “The Raven,” tells the story of a man who gets a late-night visit from a mysterious bird that speaks only one word: “Nevermore.” | Sounds like a pretty simple story, right? | Guess again!
—Knowing Poe [Annotated Version of ‘The Raven’] (Maryland Public Television)
Once upon a Tuesday weary, while I pondered, bleak and bleary,
Over many a quaint and curious entry of unblogged lore–
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my office door.
“‘Tis some advisee,” I muttered, “tapping at my office door–
Only this and nothing more.”
…Quoth my keyboard, “Blog some more!”