Dark Visitor on Gloomy Night

Written for:  Friday Writings #60

"My (optional) prompt for you this week is 'the visitor' – whatever that may suggest to you."

Not much of a conversation
between man, and raven resting
on a windowsill.  Still,
he was a unique visitor–
dark bird coming in darkness.
A ruminating raven of few
words, exacting an ambiance
of anxiety and dread, an
affirmation of a life
sadly led.  Nevermore.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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8 Responses to Dark Visitor on Gloomy Night

  1. Jim says:

    That “Nevermore” always bugged me but I haven’t searched for why the name or how exactly Poe had it figured out.


  2. Oh, how I love this take on Poe’s raven!


  3. Well done … to think of this particular visitor whose very presence elicited dread, persisting that Lenore, to the narrator, was lost forevermore.


  4. Ravens do have a way to add mystery to the decor and feels, don’t they?


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