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Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore"...

Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore"...

Quivers cause thy spine to jerk
Unimpeded, death doth lurk
Obscure faces smile and smirk
Trampling through miasmic murk
Hear me now, heed my advice
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Think, dear friends, but don’t blink twice
His gaze is as cold as ice
Evil, sometimes, looks quite nice
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Ravenous, thy soul he seeks
Apparitions, phantom piques
Verily, he slowly ekes
Every ounce of hope that keeps
Nurtured love kept close to you
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Nestled in a heart that’s true
Effervescence, clinging to
Vindication, through and through
Even when you’ve felt you’ve won
Raven's work has just begun
Murder's musings, putrid tongue
Open up the door, dear one
Raise thy form from off the floor
Enter this realm, "nevermore!"

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Dean Kuch

Thanks for reading, Ian.
I appreciate your kind comments.
With gratitude,
~Dean

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Tony Taylor

This is STUNNINGLY good PROFESSOR!!.....I LOVE the rhyme scheme!!....... the way the last line of the stanza is taken up at the beginning of the following stanza is friggin' brilliant!!....I can't remember the name of this rhyme scheme but it is SO sexy in its ability to maintain to rhythmic tonality!!...... and of course you've painted BEAUTIFULLY with some outstanding phrasing!!.....I think POE would be slapping you some high fives here dear poet brother!!.......PINNED!!.......LOVE & ROCKETS!!......T xo 🐧

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Dean Kuch

Thanks very much for reading this, Tony. I deeply appreciate your comments.
The poetic form itself is called an Acrostic. This basically means that each letter in the title begins each individual line in the poem so that the title of the poem is spelled out vertically, reading down, when the first letter is read.
Acrostics may rhyme, or not. It depends solely on the poet.
For me they seem to be more of a challenge to rhyme and rhyme smoothly than not.
Happy Valentine's Day to you & yours, bro'!
~Dean

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Terry Kay

Dean, Just amazing.Β  I looked for your book online. I thought you had told me you were doing a final draft months ago? Terry Kay

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Dean Kuch

I am, Terry, and I'll get there...eventually (I hope!).
Health complications with my Congestive Heart Failure have put plans on the back burner for now.
Keep me in your prayers, please, and thanks for reading!
β™₯~Dean~β™₯

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Terry Kay

Dean, I'm sorry to hear about your health struggles and I will certainly cover you with prayers.Β  You are on my list.Β  Love, Terry Kay

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Dean Kuch

Thank you so much!
Hugs,
πŸ•±~Dean~πŸ•±

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Terry Kay

You are so very welcome Dean.Β  I'm always around if I can do anything for you I'd certainly try.Β  God bless.Β  TK

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Gerard McGowan

Brilliant Dean, Im a big fan of Edgar Allen Poe, you might be Edgar, reincarnated.
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Dean Kuch

Poe is, by far, my favorite poet, Gerard.
Gothic or otherwise.
Annabelle Lee brings me to tears every time I read it.
Thanks so much for your thoughtful review.
~Dean

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Dean Kuch

Thank you for reading and the kind words as well, Lisa.
I appreciate it.
Have a wonderful weekend.
β™₯~Dean~β™₯

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Carey Milton

Dean
Where do I start!!
Your style is akin to my mine
Dark, mysterious and perfect rhyme!
Glad I took the time to read
"Quote the Raven"
Yes indeed!
I'm a big fan, 5 stars my friend...great to see another storyteller that can rhyme with such eloquence!
xCareyx

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Imtisal Fatima

Wow, dean an amazing write! sorry about not keeping up with your poetry these days, been lil busy :)
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Dean Kuch

No worries, Mitsali Fatima, I completely understand.
I do appreciate you review and your thoughtful comments as always.
Thank you very much for reading my poem. I'm really glad you liked it.
~Dean

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