Edgar Allan Poe - The Raven - Stanzas 3-5 by fiveplustwo

Edgar Allan Poe - The Raven - Stanzas 3-5

And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
Thrilled me — filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;

So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating
“’Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door—
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;—
This it is and nothing more.”

Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
“Sir,” said I, “or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
That I scarce was sure I heard you”—here I opened wide the door;—
Darkness there and nothing more.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;

But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, “Lenore?”
This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, “Lenore!”—
Merely this and nothing more.

February 17th, 2021  
Stunning interpretation and narrative. Oh my.
February 17th, 2021  
ah this is great... I am second guessing mine now, the standard has been set high
February 17th, 2021  
Captured the fear so well!!
February 17th, 2021  
February 17th, 2021  
Very good Adi!
February 17th, 2021  
Oh my gosh! So well done.
February 19th, 2021  
This is the best of the series, no doubt, Adi, you did wonders! @adi314
February 21st, 2021  
Very well done, excellent composite and triptych!
February 22nd, 2021  
February 25th, 2021  
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