Hundreds of birds die in western Ky.

Jan 5, 2011 Full story: The Cincinnati Enquirer 81,785

MURRAY, Ky. - State wildlife officials say "several hundred" dead birds were found near the Murray State University campus last week.

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#59897 Jul 1, 2012
Lightning wrote:
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.'
quote the raven never more!
Lightning

London, KY

#59898 Jul 1, 2012
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 door
Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;
This it is, and nothing more,'
Lightning

London, KY

#59899 Jul 1, 2012
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.

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before;
But the silence was unbroken, and the darkness 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.
Edgar Allen Poe

Lexington, KY

#59900 Jul 1, 2012
The Raven
Lightning

London, KY

#59901 Jul 1, 2012
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 explore -
Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore; -
'Tis the wind 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 door -
Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door -
Perched, and sat, and nothing more.
Lightning

London, KY

#59902 Jul 1, 2012
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 shore -
Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!'
Quoth the raven,`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 blessed with seeing bird above his chamber door -
Bird or beast above the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
With such name as `Nevermore.'
Lightning

London, KY

#59903 Jul 1, 2012
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 fluttered -
Till I scarcely more than muttered `Other friends have flown before -
On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before.'
Then the bird said,`Nevermore.'

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 bore -
Till the dirges of his hope that melancholy burden bore
Of "Never-nevermore."'
Lightning

London, KY

#59904 Jul 1, 2012
But the raven still beguiling all my sad soul 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 yore -
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking `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 lamp-light gloated o'er,
But whose velvet violet lining with the lamp-light gloating o'er,
She shall press, ah, nevermore!
Lightning

London, KY

#59905 Jul 1, 2012
Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
Swung by Seraphim whose foot-falls tinkled on the tufted floor.
`Wretch,' I cried,`thy God hath lent thee - by these angels he has 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 or devil!-
Whether tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted -
On this home by horror haunted - tell me truly, I implore -
Is there - is there balm in Gilead?- tell me - tell me, I implore!'
Quoth the raven,`Nevermore.'
Lightning

London, KY

#59906 Jul 1, 2012
Prophet!' said I,`thing of evil!- prophet still, if bird or devil!
By that Heaven that bends above us - by that God we both adore -
Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels named Lenore -
Clasp a rare and radiant maiden, whom the angels named Lenore?'
Quoth the raven,`Nevermore.'

`Be that word our sign of 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.'
Lightning

London, KY

#59908 Jul 1, 2012
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 lamp-light 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!
Ancient Wolf

Lexington, KY

#59909 Jul 1, 2012
Since there is no rain for my next trick, I will do my world famous snake imitations and slither away. Click...........
Lightning

London, KY

#59910 Jul 1, 2012
Edgar Allan Poe

The Raven

[First published in 1845]

Opium was a hell of a drug.

“Walk With Me In Hell”

Since: Nov 11

Hell, Norway

#59911 Jul 1, 2012
Lightning wrote:
Edgar Allan Poe
The Raven
[First published in 1845]
Opium was a hell of a drug.
Naw,
He still spouts off with that chit down here, and i won`t let him near the opium stash.

I think he`s just crazy.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#59912 Jul 1, 2012
SATAN_64 wrote:
<quoted text>Naw,
He still spouts off with that chit down here, and i won`t let him near the opium stash.

I think he`s just crazy.
Him and Freud in the drug circle of Dante's inferno of hell
Lightning

London, KY

#59913 Jul 1, 2012
SATAN_64 wrote:
<quoted text>Naw,
He still spouts off with that chit down here, and i won`t let him near the opium stash.
I think he`s just crazy.
Mayhaps you're right, light of the morning star.

Since: Jun 12

Location hidden

#59914 Jul 1, 2012
Night all-- hopefully insomnia will release its grip. Later
Lightning

Somerset, KY

#59915 Jul 1, 2012
Miss E Font wrote:
Night all-- hopefully insomnia will release its grip. Later
Love ya. Mean it.
Umbrella

United States

#59916 Jul 2, 2012
Biscuita?

Since: Jan 10

Houston, TX

#59917 Jul 2, 2012
During a dinner party, the hosts’ two little children entered the dining room totally nude and walked slowly around the table. The parents were so embarrassed that they pretended nothing was happening and kept the conversation going. The guests cooperated and also continued as if nothing extraordinary was happening.

After going all the way around the room, the children left, and there was a moment of silence at the table, during which one child was heard to say,“You see, it is vanishing cream!”

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