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.' *
Then I woke completely and sat up looking at the window facing the foot of the bed.
A plump red cardinal perched on the sill, pecking at the glass. We stared at each other for a second or two, and off he flew. But just as far as the lilac, and then he was back, tap tapping again.
That happened a couple more days last week, and then he was gone. No idea what he was looking for. If that was some kind of messenger, I completely whiffed it. Please try again.
*Edgar Allen Poe