Nevermore

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By Lynn White

I know what Poe said,
but can the raven
really call ‘nevermore.’
I have heard many a ‘caw’ from the crows
and ‘cacks’ from the jackdaws.
And I have heard many a raven call,
but never a
nevermore.
‘Never say never,’
maybe says Poe.
But ‘naw,’ say the crows.
‘Cack,’ say the jackdaws.
There’s
never a
never
more.

      
Lynn White’s work has appeared in anthologies and journals such as Vagabond Press, Apogee, Firewords, Indie Soleil, Pilcrow & Dagger and Snapdragon.

2 thoughts on “Nevermore

  1. So many layers of meaning ! Quite sarcastic about the metre , rhyming, assonance, alliteration and all that circus done in poetry ? Like each black bird has a different voice or sound , but never did they give up on being heard ! Wow !!!! Beautiful way of saying it all in one go ! Good job.

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