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table of contents Pu�ng Your Garden To Bed Laurie Lago Rispoli
Media Mashup Alex Hausner
Pas�mes With Jesse Jesse Frayne
Rockland Youth Theatre: Reﬂec�ons On The Season
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Wendy Gross Baker
Nyack Film Fes�val Various
Who Is Ampliﬁer on Fire? Carolyn Magnani
Edgar Allan Poe Special Edgar Allan Poe
Drawing Back the Curtain on Success Glen Keene
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All We Got! Open Mic Night
El Ritmo de mi Gente
NVT Event Guide
Photos by Tracie Ward
Photos by Carolyn Magnani
Weekly Guide to Theatre Events
RWR Program Guide
Weekly Guide to the Inter Broadcasts + Archives
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Rockland World Radio the [local Internet broadcast leader] is gearing up for its 10th season. No small task, considering the hold traditional media has had in convincing the public they’re the only game in town. The Internet will no longer be looked upon as a passing phase - digital is here to stay. Worldwide, the broadcasting industry is being turned on its head by the Internet. It’s no different locally, where technological advances — online and otherwise — are taking place at an unprecedented pace and leaving a wave of uncertainty in their wake. But it’s all about opportunity, not catastrophe. “For advertisers there’s the ability to better target audiences online where they are better deﬁned. Financial people have a better idea of how their budgets are being used. For consumers there’s the ability to watch or listen to programming whenever and wherever they want — they decide, guided in some form by broadcasters. Nothing illustrates this more effectively than the rise of YouTube, now owned by Google. Take the stats: YouTube receives approximately 2 billion views a day — more than double the prime-time audience of the three major American TV networks combined. Last year more than 13 million hours of video were uploaded to the site, and 35 hours of video are uploaded every minute. Put another way, more video is uploaded to YouTube in 60 days than the three major American networks have created in 60 years.
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THE YOUTHOLOGY HOUR A group of teenagers presenting the urban world of Hip Hop. We have been live since 2010, showcasing many artists and small buisness owners. No Mercy Squad (the group behind the show) is a Hip Hop/ Rap group live representing the Bronx. Lucky 7, the main lead in group (also the Host on show), has interviewed a serious amount of artists, LIL Q (Live Engineer/ Videographer) along with G-Netics (third member). NMS Youthology Hour is from 7-8 pm eastern New York Time, Broadcasting Live On www.RocklandWorldRadio.com.
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Putting Yo u r G a r d e n T o B e d ( a n d h ow it can help wildlife) by Laurie Lago Rispoli Laurie Lago Rispoli, Tappan, Nature Photographer and Master Gardener, Cornell Coop Well, the warmer days of summer are making way for the cooler days and nights of autumn. People are busy raking leaves, cutting back perennials, planting bulbs, mulching, cleaning and putting away your tools. But the birds have been busy since July (as soon as the chicks have ﬂedged) preparing for their migration. Though some birds are year round residents, many birds migrate to warmer climates. They are off looking for their winter feeding territories, and some have a very long trip! It’s vital for us to help them on their journey, with so much urban sprawl that their normal feeding grounds have all but disappeared. How can you help? Here are some tips on what you can do to help the birds during this time of year (August – October):
Keep your feeders ﬁlled with food. The year round residents will start coming to your feeders now that some of their food (insects, plant seeds) are dwindling. You will also get ﬂocks of birds that are on their way south to their winter habitat. Some ﬂying hundreds, if not thousands, of miles! They need to store up fat in their bodies so they can make this trip. They are not ﬂying non-stop, but making stops along the way to rest and refuel. The most dangerous trips are the ones over long distances of water, where they cannot land.
Have clean water sources for them to drink and to bath. They need to stay hydrated and to keep their feathers pristine in order to ﬂy.
Plant native trees/shrubs. Many trees and shrubs have berries this time of year that are higher in fat and digest more slowly for hungry birds: chokeberry, late
season blueberry, spicebush, Callery pear, sumacs are some examples. Some supply insects, nesting sites and cover as beneﬁts, such as: sugar maples, redbuds, Douglas ﬁrs and white pine to name a few.
Plant native ﬂowers. Many ﬂowers offer seeds to hungry migrants, such as: goldenrod, echinacea (not the cultivars), tickseed sunﬂower, native aster, coreopsis, black-eyed Susan, Mexican hat and lupines. Even some of the annual ﬂowers we plant in the northeast are favored, such as: zinnias, sunﬂowers cosmos and marigolds.
Leave some of the weeds: if you can manage, leave some of the weeds for the birds. They have seeds too: foxtail grass, crabgrass, mustards, purslane, ragweed, thistles. One of the most beautiful to me is the magenta stems and deep purple berries of the pokeweed plant. Birds love those berries, but they are toxic to us humans.
Have different types of feeders available: tubular, tray, cage and nectar. Some birds like to perch on the tube feeders, some like the open tray feeders. The cage feeders are usually for the suet, while the nectar feeders are usually for the hummingbirds. Now it’s time to sit back and enjoy the show! Between all the birds at your feeders and the trees changing colors, autumn in the Northeast is a feast for the eyes! I hope that everyone ﬁnds this to be a truly bountiful season.
Have lots of cover in your yard for the fall migrants. Small song birds are not the only migrants on the move this time of year. Hawks will go after small birds if they have the open space to do so. Don’t forget the hummingbirds! Those tiny winged wonders burn so much fat as they ﬂit around. They need lots of fuel on their long journey! Keep those feeders of nectar going into October for these migrants. Some examples of late blooming hummingbird favorites are: cardinal ﬂower, salvias, standing cypress and lobelia.
P.S. don’t forget about leaving some morsels of seed around for those cute little chipmunks that will be going into a state of torpor for winter! They need the food they store to survive! Happy Wildlife Gardening! If you would like more information on how you can garden for wildlife, you can check out the National Wildlife Federation site. http://www.nwf.org/Get-Outside/Outdoor-Activities/Garden-for-Wildlife.aspx You can always check with your local Cornell Coop for more information on this topic and others.
Give them an extra treat and put out some mealworms in a bowl for them. Put up nesting boxes for them to keep warm at night.
Leave some of that leaf litter around. Lots of insects and worms will ﬁnd it “home” and the birds will ﬁnd it a nice “dining out” place in your yard.
Don’t forget to put up some suet feeders. This high caloric treat will help these birds to “fatten up” for their long journey. modernmetrozine
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Cora specializes in hair weaving, extravagant up does and high fashion runway styles. A licensed New York State Cosmetologist since 1995. Reputable and reliable Cora began working in the salon and soon after began working with celebrity photographers and designers for photo shoots, high fashion runway shows and installations. Eager to promote her unique skills Cora joined Cambridge who’s who’s to extend her eponymous brand services. Not stopping there Cora realized she wanted to provide quality service worldwide, which brought her to Rockland World Radio.
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This is a key tenet of our duty as Rockland County’s Leading Broadcast Station ©. New paragraph. I, being the best radio host/ pop-culture critic in Rockland County get to interview the coolest people. I interviewed my sister, Councilwoman Stephanie Hausner about the Democratic National Convention, while she was there! How cool is that!? VERY! I also had on Rockland’s own, Tommy Stella who is an aspiring musician. He talked about his upcoming, as-yet untitled album and played us a tune to be featured. And what a summer it has been, Media Mashers. From the ﬁrst 90 degree day to the threat of hurricanes, tornadoes, etc. And not to mention the unlawfully gross gaffes uttered by the inopportune presidential candidates. I mean, soon I’ll have to call my show presidential candidate mashup, because they’re so similar. Amirite? On to movies: The new shoot-em-up thriller Expendables 2 hit the theaters (thankfully not ours), to awe-struck patrons. All of us here at RWR/NVT/MMZ hope you saved your $30 and didn’t see it. What garbage. Instead, Bruce Willis tore poop up and laid the smack down on the box ofﬁce in the movie, Moonrise Kingdom. And not just in the overt sense of the terms. The new Wes Anderson ﬂick moves cerebrally, and builds slowly to a crescendo, fortissimo, and includes Hank Williams’ songs placed inconspicuously, adding to the period piece that is this movie. On the music front, Nikki Minaj continues her affrontery toward what used to be music. She looks great though, better than Carly Rae Jepsen. Some of us here at the Modern Metro Zine do appreciate the hot summer track, “Call Me Somebody that I used to Know,” or was it, “Call Me Single Ladies,” anyway. And although our opinions are varied, they are each respected.
Media Mashup had an awesome co-host by the name of Kate Yeager for a few weeks! She had the voice of both Jesus and Fergie combined! COMBINED! Crazy stuff here at the Daily Planet of Shenanigans. Media Mashup, before you know it, will have millions and millions of viewers, no joke. We are all ready at 1000! 1000 viewers! Crazy right? Right! Why, if we stay on the air for 300 more years, we’ll have a total cumulative listenership of over eleventy-seven billion! Alright well I got to run, the mayor of Nyack is calling me to ﬁght off some dinosaurs and aliens with my gorgeous radio voice. He thinks I am the next James Earl Jones and honestly, I think so too. SO tune in to Rocklandworldradio.com on Mondays at 4PM to enjoy a great show by yours truly, Alex Hausner!
Rockland’s newest pop culture critic shares news and reviews on music, movies, tv shows and Internet media.
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The Borders Books and Music Store in Ramsey, N.J., was just one of the stores affected by the company’s liquidation sale in 2011. This new release from Dog Ear Publishing tells the story of how employees dealt with the loss of their jobs and their courage in ﬁnding inspiration to try new things.
“(The book) tells the story of liquidation through the eyes of more than 10 employees, whose tales are brought together by narrator Becca, who had been at the store more just over a month when employees heard the devastating news.”
The Author Sold Everywhere But Borders is now available from Dog Ear Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
Author Rebecca Van Der Jagt, who began working at Borders in June 2011, is pursuing a Master’s degree in Sociology and Education at Columbia Teachers College. She hopes to become both a writer and an educator.
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Pastimes with Jesse by Jesse Frayne
What a long, strange trip it’s been, returning to Nyack. As I followed Hurricane Isaac from New Orleans, I found the answers, my friends. People continue livin’ how they used to and nobody can catch up to New York City, and they’re not even tryin’ It took three days, even though I went licketysplitly, and had gone 500 miles when the ﬁrst day was done. The motel in Ooltewah was just what I wanted; right on the highway but in an actual town. Then came the ‘villes, Ashe and Charlotte’s. Spotless. If I’m makin’ a long story short, I’ll let you know that we’re here at the Nyack Village Theatre, ﬁxin’ to give a shack-shakin’ set as the featured performer of the October 12th edition of the All We Got! Records Open Mic. And catch this season of Jesse’s Pastimes, live or in the archives. I tell ya, the archives are so rich with fun, enlightening, local and universal programming, I’m expecting a call from the Smithsonian!
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Jesse in Centennial Park, Nashville
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New Orleans CrawďŹ sh Jelly New Orleans fallen mirror, remnant clouss of Hurrican Isaac
Jesse in Nashville, Lower Broadway
Rockland Reﬂections on the Season Youth Theatre
by Wendy Gross Baker, Director Rockland Youth Theatre performs ﬁnal showcase at NYACK VILLAGE THEATRE If you had walked into the Nyack Village Theatre on June 11th at 6pm, you would have seen 9 very excited young people, laughin, warming up and ﬁtting in a last minute rehearsal. If you had walked into the theater that same night at 8pm, you would have seen those same 9 young people performing a myriad of scenes, monologues and improvisations as part of their ﬁnal showcase; the culmination of 15 weeks of their process oriented acting class. The goal was to show the audience
of family and friends newly learned skills in character development, vocal strength, stage presence adn on-the-spot improvisational acting. There was even a staged reading of a scene written by two of the students. The students performed with conﬁdence and focus. They looked like young actors working their craft in front of an audience. They took ownership of their ﬁnal product. As their director, I was pleased and proud that they “got it”. And by that, I mean, they used their skills, their humor, their intelligence (sans costumes, props and sets) to entertain their audience. RYT’s Fall Class: For information about Fall registration, visit www.rocklandyouththeatre.com or call Wendy Gross Baker at 917.414.2340.
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Friends of Orphans was founded in 1999 by Anywar Ricky Richard. The organization began in a humble way as a result of Ricky’s experiences as an abducted child at the age of 14 by LRA. Ricky has used his child soldier experiences as motivation to found Friends of Orphans (FRO), a registered NGO whose mission is to contribute to the empowerment, rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers, abductees, child mothers, orphans and to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS.
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The long awaited book by Dr. Ken & Lisa Davis. â€œClimbing Mountainsâ€? is now available for purchase. Photos from book signing in Ridgewood, NJ Photo Credit: Richard Quinn
Part guide book for spiritual growth and part inspiring memoir, Climbing Mountains leads the reader on a journey of self discovery.
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Driven by love, Daniel, a dying scientist constructs an instrument that tunes into the frequency of human consciousness. He believes that this is achievable by using algorithms derived from the coils found in the bloodstream DNA. With a deep respect for his passionate belief, his soul-mate Sarah follows his instructions in an effort to bridge the gap between life and death. When they meet in the astral plane they both realize that they are breaching the barrier of death. But the mysteries of whether consciousness is in fact measurable becomes even more daunting to Daniel and for Sarah consciousness is the only thing that can save her from the lure of death’s dream. Starring: Charles Scandura and Rebecca Ng Original Music By: Justin Broadrick, John Everall, Charles Scandura Makeup Dept: Amy Sue Nahhas View Trailer
Could’ve Been’s & Wanna Be’s is a retrospective documentary feature ﬁlm which showcases the local music scene of Rockland County, NY. The ﬁlm is focused around a band (RIPHOUSE) from Congers, a hamlet within the county. Based just thirty minutes out of NYC the band had everything going for them, except themselves. Beginning as a local high school cover band they quickly began writing original material that inspired a community of their peers. On the cusp of breaking through to the national circuit their founder and front man veered down a life changing path which his band members could not follow. Filled with truth, fame, succes, drugs, and death, Could’ve Been’s & Wanna Be’s is the story of the house that ripped and the family that died. Narrated by the band members themselves and including interviews with 30+ people including Rob Dukes of Exodus and Don La Greca of ESPN Radio. Interviews With: Rob Dukes, Rob Moschetti, Don la Greca, J.R. Maloney & Ken Ortiz More Info | View Trailer
Hugues Dalton & Jeff Garton
Otis is a live-in lift operator who has never set foot outside his elevator. He is secretly in love with K, a junior typist who is afraid of elevators and has never set foot in one. Each morning, as K climbs the 20 ﬂights of stairs to her typing pool, Otis does his best to parallel her ascent. He subtly inﬂuences the demands of his many passengers to catch glimpses of his beloved. K’s only pleasure is typing her dreams on her lunch breaks. Every day they each go about their routines with quiet dedication. But this routine is about to change Starring: Dominique Pinon, Claude Lavallee and John Yost Music: David Budway More Info
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The Choreographer is a 55-minute documentary proﬁling choreographer Lisa diRibere, who has danced with both Balanchine and Baryshnikov. In the excerpt below, Ms. diRibere, who has choreographed over 80 ballets, is seen in 2010 training a group of Barnard dancers for a performance at Miller Theatre. More Info | View Trailer
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Two worlds collide in this epic teen ﬁction story! Imagine moving from the suburbs to the inner city and colliding with a school bully who’s BIGGER, STRONGER, and FASTER than you. What do you do? Curtis Powers is living this life! Ninth grade, at a new school, is hard enough, without Treyshawn Jinkins making his days miserable. Curtis just wants to pursue his dreams -- now he’s got to avoid his nemesis, too! Some call Curtis a geek; but his smarts won’t stop the inevitable. Treyshawn is coming fast and Curtis must do something or face the worst beat-down of his life! With help from his family, his best friend Kelly, and others, he’ll put a hi-tech plan into action that will do more than anyone thought possible. And in the process he’ll learn that ‘when you can’t outrun your problems, you have to face them head on’ By: Allen Paul Weaver III More Info | View Trailer modernmetrozine
... And The Winner Is ... Best Short: “Friends and Strangers”
Written and Directed By: Ed Caban Starring: Erika Amato, Larry Block, and Joe Coots
Best Short Feature: “Alienated”
Written By: Charles Disney and Lee Barron Starring: Vincent Pastore and Louis Vanaria Executive Producer: Marc Dahan Director: Paul Borghese
Best Feature: “A Guy, A GIrl, A Spacehelmet”
Writter and Director: Mike Timm Starring: Anthony Backman, Kip Weeks, Scott Subiono, Stephanie Keefer, Tara Platt, Heather Howe and Lindsey Vaerst Directed by: Lori Nelson Original Score: Gabriel Hays Produced By: Anthony Backman and Mike Timm
Best Documentary: “The Choreographer”
Written and Directed By: Christopher Lukas
Best Music: “Lift”
Original Music By: David Budway Directors: Hughes Dalton and Jeff Garton Starring: Dominique Pinon
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Cheryl Adler, MS, LCSW, DAPA, FAPA has a private psychotherapy practice in Nyack, NY. She is an OASAS Treatment Provider for New York State. She works with adolescents, and adults, addressing addictions issues, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and chronic illness. Cheryl is the author of “Sober University Your Next Step To Successful Recovery”c2011,iUniverse. She can be reached by phone at 845.358.4652 or visit her website at www. soberuniversity.com or email her at email@example.com Cheryl can also be reached at rocklandworldradio.com
by Carolyn Magnani
Who IsAMPLIFIER ON FIRE
interview with Carolyn Magnani
I am always interested in encouraging young people with talent but I never imagined I would ﬁnd someone as young as the young man I am interviewing here. Sam Hurwitz is a nine year old singer/songwriter who has been formally writing songs for three years now. I met him and his family at a recent Open Mic at the Nyack Village Theatre and was so impressed speaking with him. I knew I had to interview him for MMZ. He plays guitar in a band called Ampliﬁer on Fire with his 11 year old brother Harrison, who plays drums. He was very poised and spoke so well, the evening we met. He told me right away he is into alternative rock music. He mentioned how his friends like pop music and how he stands
up to them, defending his taste in music. He mentioned his favorite band is Wilco, therefore, I wasn’t too surprised by some of his answers when I interviewed him. I found him quite amazing, I think you will too. MMZ: Who has inﬂuenced you the most in your songwriting Sam: I’m not really sure. The songs just come to me as I’m playing. But, my favorite band is Wilco - I’ve been listening to them since I was 2. I also love the Avett Brothers and I just started listening to Mumford and Sons. MMZ: Did you start playing guitar ﬁrst or writing songs ﬁrst?
Sam: I have always done both at the same time. When I was 2 I started strumming a toy guitar and making up songs as I played. When I was 6 I started taking guitar lessons and kept writing songs as I played the guitar. MMZ: What was the ﬁrst song you wrote and when did you write it? Sam: Not counting the songs I wrote before I actually learned to play the guitar, the ﬁrst REAL song was “We’re Gonna get Wet”. I wrote that when I was 6. MMZ: What other interests do you have? Sam: I like to direct and act in movies I make with my friends and brother. I like to write (I wrote a screenplay and I’m writing a book) and I like to build with legos and to cook. MMZ: Do you have a music class in your school? Sam: Yes I have music and chorus. MMZ: Do you think you will pursue singing/ songwriting as a career and if so, do you plan on looking into music schools/high schools/colleges? Sam: I’m not sure. MMZ: If you could open a show for anyone, who would it be? Sam: Wilco MMZ: If you could choose anyone to open a show for you, who would it be? Sam: Wilco MMZ: Will you be coming back to Nyack Village Theatre open mics, or are you performing some other place, so we can let your fans know?
Live at the All We Got! Open Mic Night photo Carolyn Magnani Sam: I had a great time at the Nyack Village Theatre open mic. I’m sure I’ll come back soon! My next performance is at the Supertonic Songwriters’ Circle hosted by my guitar teacher Cliff Mays on September 21st at the Black Cat Cafe in Irvington. Sam and Harrison Hurwitz live with their parents, Stephanie and Jeff in Westchester, NY. He is attending school and is in the 4th grade. Please visit their Facebook page and “like it”: Ampliﬁer on Fire and be sure to catch them at their next appearance at Nyack Village Theatre’s All We Got! Records Open Mic. Check our website for more info on their next appearacne - www.nyackvillagetheatre.com
Watch Ampliﬁer on Fire at the 9/7 Open Mic Harrison and Sam Hurwitz photo Carolyn Magnani
New book from writer, Christopher (Kit) Lukas
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A Guide to Psychotherapy from a frequent ﬂier. is now available in paperback.
From the author of Blue Genes, comes an easy-to-read anecdotal book from a long-time consumer of psychotherapeutic services, explaining why he fervently believes that psychotherapy can be very helpful to people with emotional problems.
Christopher Lukas is a writer, an Emmy-Award winning television producer & director who, for the past 45 years, has worked primarily for public television. He has produced over 200 hours of programming for the public broadcast station WNET in New York City. Lukas’ has published a number of books, primarily concentrating on both end-of-life matters & writing+producing for broadcast television.
Edgar Allan Poe An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe Readings & Interpretations will be presented at Nyack Village Theatre Saturday October 13th @ 8pm Sunday October 14th @ 3pm “The death of a beautiful woman is unquestionably the most poetical topic in the world.” – Edgar Allan Poe
Born January 19, 1809, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor Edgar Allan Poe’s tales of mystery and horror initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American ﬁction. His The Raven (1845) numbers among the best-known poems in national literature. Born January 19, 1809, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.—died October 7, 1849, Baltimore, Maryland was an American short-story writer, poet, critic, and editor who is famous for his cultivation of mystery and the macabre. His tale The Murders in the Rue Morgue (1841) initiated the modern detective story, and the atmosphere in his tales of horror is unrivaled in American ﬁction. His The Raven (1845) numbers among the best-known poems in the national literature.
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 doorOnly this, and nothing more.”
the Raven by Edgar Allan Poe
Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December, And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the ﬂoor. Eagerly I wished the morrow;- vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow- sorrow for the lost LenoreFor the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name LenoreNameless here for evermore.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals 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.
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 doorSome late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;This it is, and nothing more.”
Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before. “Surely,” said I, “surely that is something at my window lattice: Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery exploreLet my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;‘Tis the wind 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.
Open here I ﬂung the shutter, when, with many a ﬂirt and ﬂutter, In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore; Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber doorPerched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber doorPerched, and sat, and nothing more.
Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken, “Doubtless,” said I, “what it utters is its only stock and store, Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden boreTill the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of ‘Never- nevermore’.” Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore. “Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou,” I said, “art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shoreTell me what thy lordly name is on the Night’s Plutonian shore!” Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door; Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yoreWhat this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore Meant in croaking “Nevermore.”
Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber doorBird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as “Nevermore.”
This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose ﬁery eyes now burned into my bosom’s core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion’s velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o’er, But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o’er, She shall press, ah, nevermore!
But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour. Nothing further then he uttered- not a feather then he ﬂutteredTill I scarcely more than muttered, “other friends have ﬂownbeforeOn the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have ﬂown before.” Then the bird said, “Nevermore.”
Then methought the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted ﬂoor. “Wretch,” I cried, “thy God hath lent theeby these angels he hath sent thee Respite- respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore! Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!” Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
“Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil!- prophet still, if bird ordevil!Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchantedOn this home by horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore- Is thereis there balm in Gilead?- tell me- tell me, I implore!” Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
“Be that word our sign in parting, bird or ﬁend,” I shrieked, upstarting“Get thee back into the tempest and the Night’s Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken!- quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!” Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
“Prophet!” said I, “thing of evil- prophet still, if bird or devil! By that Heaven that bends above us- by that God we both adoreTell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn, It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name LenoreClasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore.” Quoth the Raven, “Nevermore.”
And the Raven, never ﬂitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon’s that is dreaming, And the lamplight o’er him streaming throws his shadow on the ﬂoor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies ﬂoating on the ﬂoor Shall be lifted- nevermore!
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