— Elizabeth Barrett Browning (via yearsofmagicalthinking)
Crash Test Dummies - Afternoons & Coffeespoons.
Inspired by The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Elliot.
— Walt Whitman
— Edgar Allan Poe
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 some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door— "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door— Only this and nothing more."
— Edgar Allan Poe, in his famous 1845 poem “The Raven,” visually portrayed in this 1875 print from the Library’s Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. Happy 204th birthday, Mr. Poe. Check out “The Raven” and other Poe works from NYPL.