“Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered weak and weary,
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore…”
Besides it being Martin Luther King day and the day before Obama takes office, it is the 200th birthday of Edgar Allan Poe. Besides his famous poem “The Raven” (which I felt the opening lines to be appropriate for today as many do not read the dusty volumes of Poe on their own), his short stories as most know are incredible and my favorite.
Below is a link to the New York Times slideshow of images of both Poe and his writings.