"And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just about my chamberdoor;
And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And pay soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted- nevermore!"
This is an excerpt from one of Edgar's most famous pieces, "The Raven". It was first published in 1875.
N.p., n.d. Web. 8 Apr 2010. http://www.heise.de/ix/raven/Literature/Lore/TheRaven.html.