Quoth the Raven! Just Once, Evermore!


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.


Poe’s oft-repeated theme


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 …







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……


  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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