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Below is the poem entitled Raven which was written by poet Liz Walsh. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I see Raven has come to the graveyard
To gloat on her Realm of the Dead
Beautiful death bird
Posture defiant
Ready to expand on her soul cache
Ready to do her bad deeds
Poets and painters and musicians 
All lie there
A treasure trove of sound, magic and line
Michelangelo, John Donne and Da Vinci
Joined by Milton and Shakespeare and Keats.
She is greedy - our raven - a philistine
She wants all that talent and genius
To feed her own beauty - surreal
To make her the Goddess of the Dead World
Where she would be praised as it's queen.

Copyright © Liz Walsh

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  1. Date: 4/17/2011 11:58:00 AM
    Extraordinary write for Debbie's new contest Liz..good luck ..this is dynamic and dramatic.. feeling every lines..luv.. tops.. happy Sunday with luv..

  1. Date: 2/3/2011 12:14:00 PM
    wonderful work Liz, deep and i love it. take care..luv~Skat

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 4:11:00 PM
    Liz this is a vibrant passionate piece .. unique entry for the contest.. seeing Raven as this artistic seeker of yet still more beauty and fame... good luck in the contest luv.. and thankxx for your sweet comments today luv..

  1. Date: 1/25/2011 7:39:00 AM
    a unique rendition of a theme, liz... beautiful use of personification... winning wishes for the contest.. just did one on raven too!:) huggs, nette