Once upon a midnight dreary, while
I pondered, weak and weary,
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
"'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door-
Only this, and nothing more."
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
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore-
Nameless here for evermore.
And the silken sad uncertain
rustling of each purple curtain
filled me with fantastic terrors
never felt before;
So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I
"'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber
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
And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber
That I scarce was sure I heard you"-
here I opened wide the door;-
Darkness there, and nothing
Banshees are common in
Irish and Scottish folk stories, and enjoy the same mythical status in Ireland
as fairies and leprechauns.
The modern understanding of a banshee as a
grotesque, angry female spirit that flies in the air at night, terrifying
people with her shrieking is something of a misnomer.
The banshee is
understood by the people of Ireland and Scotland as an omen of death and a
messenger from the afterlife who would appear and wail under the windows of a
house where a person was about to die.
The banshee first appeared in
very old Gaelic legends.
Traditionally, when a citizen of an Irish
village died, a woman would sing, otherwise known as "keen,"
a lament at their funeral.
Music in those times was often connected to the spirits and fairies
that were believed to inhabit the woods.
It is said that on occasion a
fairy woman would begin "keening" before news of the death of a person who had
died far away had reached their family.
Thus, the wailing of this
banshee was the first they heard of the death of a loved one.
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