Nevermore~

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But the Raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
Nothing farther then he uttered—not a feather then he fluttered—
Then the bird said “Nevermore.”

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Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
“Doubtless,” said I, “what it utters is its only stock and store
Caught from some unhappy master……”

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Then, upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore—
What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt, and ominous bird of yore
Meant in croaking “Nevermore.”

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I was as puzzled as Poe.
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But, unlike Poe, I found a way, to stop the raven from endlessly screeching.

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Move away from his food Poe, and he’ll say thank you, instead of screaming nevermore!

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This raven carried on forever until we realized we were preventing him from reaching his cache of whatever he was eating. We moved and silence reigned. Still, I developed some empathy for poor Poe!
Ravens are highly intelligent birds with intellects similar to Chimpanzees. Check out this link for 10 facts you probably didn’t know about ravens:
http://mentalfloss.com/article/53295/10-fascinating-facts-about-ravens
Cheers to you from the very smart, and finally quiet, Raven~

259 thoughts on “Nevermore~

  1. Interesting, Cindy. I wonder if crows, looking much like revens, could be taught to speak. We have plenty of crows here. They have several different calls they make. I enjoyed your pictures. 🙂 — Suzanne

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