Quoth the Raven! Just Once, Evermore!

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In Edger Allen Poe’s 18-stanza poem,

“The Raven”

the line,

“Quoth the Raven, Nevermore,”

comes in

toward the middle

and gets repeated,

or the word “nevermore”

gets repeated

in the subsequent stanzas.

Alas,

Poe’s oft-repeated theme

emphasizes

the importance of memory,

because life

consists of continuous loss.

UVA English professor Jerome McGann features Poe’s well-known, spooky poem, “The Raven” in his new book.

“The Poet Edger Allen Poe: Alien Angel”

*************

Seems that everyday

I get up thinking

‘what’s the use …

what’s it all about …

why write? …

who really cares?

But then I just compose another post …

submit it on the host …

I just

Quoth the Raven

Never, Ever …

No …

Nevermore!?

…….

No!

Just

Once

Evermore!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. judybarbera says:

    Interesting post…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks…reblog from 4 months ago.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. KT Workman says:

    Why write? Do it for yourself. That’s what I do, and if others happen to find it entertaining, that’s icing on the cake.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. ❦Kara❦ says:

    Your verses are very well-written and Poe-like! Impressive and creative!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Like Poe, I toowas in the military once.

      But unlike Poe, I did not report to the military parade ground naked when told it was a formal black tie affair!

      Yes it was rumored he arrived black tie sans uniform!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. ❦Kara❦ says:

        That’s a rumor I can believe about that mad genius! I love that you love Poe. He’s….well, something. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

    1. Halbarbera says:

      With feelering……

      Like

  4. Moises Ramos says:

    Well done, good sir. You have the God given ability to write creative poems about anything at will.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Halbarbera says:

      And you …… interesting and unusual art …

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Moises Ramos says:

        Very kind of you, thank you.

        Liked by 1 person

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