Roars of Nevermore

 
 
I stand amid the roar
          Of a surf-tormented shore,
On seas less hideously serene.
a most stormy life- was drawn
  Now are thoughts thou shalt not banish,
      Now are visions ne’er to vanish;
I scream through night o’er the din
Dancing with apparitions of sin
  In slightly sinking, the dull tide
waves have now a redder glow
     amidst menace I breathing faint and low
        waiting
  Thrilled me- filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
Within unholy mists I do so clutch at my heart
Eagerly I wished the morrow;
           vainly I had sought to borrow
But evil things, in robes of sorrow
Play ever bitter – to a discordant melody,
       While, like a ghastly rapid river,
         Through the pale door
And my soul from out that shadow
            lies floating on the floor
                Shall be lifted-
                         nevermore!

A cento from poems by Edgar Allen Poe for Dversepoets form for all

Raven, A Dream Within A Dream, The City in The Sea, The Haunted Palace, Spirits of the Dead

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12 thoughts on “Roars of Nevermore

  1. ah excellent choice…i love poe….and love the bit on the heart racing…its gets mine a going as well…the waves roar…ha…you spun this nicely….and even gave a bit of his menacing as well…smiles.

  2. Well done! You preserve not only the rhyme, but also the meter and musicality of a Poe work. That’s not an easy feat to pull off, especially doing it with disparate sources from his oeuvre.

  3. You did such a marvelous job with this. It’s slightly eerie, mysterious and full of pain. I think Poe would really like this, because it captures his essence.

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