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Mr Corvus

Through dense cocoons of swirling sleep
and drapes of silent night,
long winding dark brings shivers deep
neath skies bereft of light.
A haunting breeze begins to moan
as age-gnarled branches creak and groan,
a haunting breeze,
a haunting breeze,
exhales a breath as cold as stone.

Black feathers shroud a moonless sleep,
malignant auras swell,
dank undergrowth begins to creep
where dying leaves once fell.
A glint of eye from shadows bleak,
a hooded form, a corvine beak,
a glint of eye,
a glint of eye,
to prey upon the frail and weak.

Then plummet into wakeless sleep
amid satanic fire,
where life and hope will slowly seep
to hell’s eternal mire.
As midnight chimes and dreams turn sour,
observes the raven from his tower,
as midnight chimes,
as midnight chimes,
all souls await the witching hour.

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  1. Date: 6/11/2011 7:40:00 PM
    very poe-ish, Sharon! Using the form invented my friend Jan turner.Awesome! I was going today thru my list of fave poets whom I have not seen in a long while and you are on it.HOpe you are ok. Will you ever be coming back,Sharon? Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 4/26/2011 8:20:00 PM
    Superb imagery Sharon my friend.. and so happy to see u here at P.S. again..missed u so much luv.. a joy to see u commenting on my poetry.. hope all is well.. how is Mom? how are U?

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 5:50:00 AM
    I think the raven comes to visit once in a blue moon whenever he wants his tale to be told. Surely, you did not disappoint! I'm glad I swung by here, I tend to pop up like a mushroom...not that that is what "M" stands for, although it might as well be. I suppose that is one quirk I have. Enjoyed the read, I've read it a number of times already, each time, it gets better.

  1. Date: 4/24/2011 3:21:00 AM
    What a wonderful surprise to see you here, Sharon :D! and with another raven gem to boot! Trijan refrain really becomes you-- eek I hope I remember how it is called? Love the haunting quality of this write, I hope you post some more-- speaking of, what happened to Raven's Thirst... I hope there's more up your sleeve :D Thanks so much for dropping by my poem :D Happy Easter to you & Ella ^_^ hugs to you :D PS I sure missed you! chat soon!!

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 11:14:00 PM
    Well done. I really appreciate your use of vivid imagery. The repeating verses really gives it some depth. Good Job.

  1. Date: 4/23/2011 9:51:00 PM
    Poor Mr. Corvus and his bad reputation. Just kidding. Haven't seen many new posts from you Sharon. I dig this poem. Has a bit of an Edgar-esque feel to it. Really like the repetition in some of the lines; enhances the overall effect.