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Recent Reviews for Little Miss Aki

Letter. (Short Story) - 12/21/2006 4:20:02 PM
Funny how we hold on to our thoughts ...sometimes...and never let them find the source of who we wish to place them upon...except...within a letter unsent.... nice work.....Art Sun...

The Firebird Dance (Short Story) - 10/15/2006 6:53:07 PM
I first read this piece on your blog & wondered what it was doing there! The honesty & power of your work is amazing for one so young! Wise beyond your years & gifted with a poets heart...yes I think you can and will survive any obstacle or kick in the head life throws at you! Well done writer!

A Brief Horror Story (Short Story) - 10/11/2006 2:45:03 PM
Throughly entertaining & enjoyable read! Thanks for sharing! Your wit complements your prose quite nicely.

Love. (Article) - 2/17/2007 2:29:04 AM
can u post the article in a different colour..difficult to view an interesting one!

Confession or Fiction (Article) - 10/21/2006 11:46:19 AM
enjoyed the read

Men of War (Poetry) - 7/7/2007 2:36:25 PM
This is a a glowing tribute to the many who have fallen in the fight for freedom. Very emotional to anyone who has known war and fighing for the right reason. Fee

Men of War (Poetry) - 7/7/2007 8:44:59 AM
Biting commentary on the human compulsion to believe in war despite the history of its failure to provide any permanent solutions to our most pressing dilemmas. Great thought-provoking write. Aberjhani

Days that I've loved you (Poetry) - 7/5/2007 4:24:56 AM
Miss Aki, Very beautiful and romantic. An exquisite journal of love.

Days that I've loved you (Poetry) - 7/2/2007 8:42:52 PM
Sweet and romantic and very original in its development. Well done.

Days that I've loved you (Poetry) - 7/2/2007 3:32:52 PM
Congratulations Aki ... this kind of love is rare. Superb write! Blessings ... Richard

Days that I've loved you (Poetry) - 7/2/2007 1:48:53 PM
wow this is fantastic, extremely well written and interesting

Time of Our Lives (Poetry) - 6/29/2007 4:12:24 AM
Little Miss, Your talent blossoms and you are blessed.

Time of Our Lives (Poetry) - 6/28/2007 6:05:03 PM
Enjoyed this thought filled pen very much.

Time of Our Lives (Poetry) - 6/27/2007 6:50:27 PM
A very poignant write, starting in gloom then becoming optimistic, enjoyed walking the walk with you...... Be safe, Karen

Time of Our Lives (Poetry) - 6/27/2007 4:52:36 PM
I'm starting to suspect that your no amature at this. But relax I'm sure it was just the neighbor evesdropping. ;0)

Borrowed Time (Poetry) - 6/26/2007 5:48:38 PM
Hey, i like this little miss; it bursts with originality and thats a scarce commodity. ;0)

Borrowed Time (Poetry) - 6/26/2007 11:15:23 AM
Intense and powerful as both a statement of the times and a political statement on war and politics or so it reads to me. Well done Fee

Song for the Rest (Poetry) - 6/20/2007 3:24:16 PM
Very uplifting and inspiring write offered by one so young yet enjoyable to all ages. Love it Fee

Song for the Rest (Poetry) - 6/19/2007 12:22:29 PM
An inspired fine write. Never heard of the group - I'll check them out though Aki. Blessings ... Richard

Song for the Rest (Poetry) - 6/18/2007 4:35:43 PM
Clear as a belle and inspiring. Ron

Nobel House Contest Submission (Poetry) - 4/26/2007 2:41:09 PM
A winner, in my eyes; well done! (((HUGS))) and love, Karla. Might want to check "that's" in line 9 and "love's" in line 14. :)

Nobel House Contest Submission (Poetry) - 4/26/2007 12:49:49 PM
Beautiful poetry! Good luck with the contest...... Peace, Bill

At the End of the River (Poetry) - 4/26/2007 12:33:17 PM
Deep thoughts and intense images play throughout this excellant write. Fee

Nobel House Contest Submission (Poetry) - 4/26/2007 12:31:37 PM
Beautiful image of a magical lady almost mythyical in quality. Well done Miss. Fee

Fire and Water (Poetry) - 3/30/2007 10:53:30 AM
Delightful and insightful Aki. One of your best! Light and Wisdom ...

Fire and Water (Poetry) - 3/29/2007 6:21:24 PM
Strong write and the complexities of a relationship that cannot work is a hard lesson to describe but this work captured it perfectly. fee

Fire and Water (Poetry) - 3/29/2007 4:40:41 PM
Great write that illustrates the fact that opposites don't always work out in the end. I love the stanzas; "You take the wind and play with it daily you hold it captive and burn it all away. I take the breeze and it shakes me loose I cannot stand against it nor put it to any real use." Edwin

Angels of Black Friday (Poetry) - 3/29/2007 8:57:26 AM
Amazing! loved every line! keep writing lilo

Angels of Black Friday (Poetry) - 3/29/2007 8:29:07 AM
very interesting piece of work! enjoyed!

Angels of Black Friday (Poetry) - 3/29/2007 8:26:23 AM
Well done, this is exceptional write, brings back to some of Dylan's sage music of the later sixties. Very good. Fee

For Valentines. (Poetry) - 2/27/2007 11:15:26 AM
A good one, for sure! Elizabeth

Cross the Line (Poetry) - 2/16/2007 7:13:21 PM
Sweet, love-filled verses. Thank you for sharing them. Love and peace, Regis

The Old Sorrow (Poetry) - 2/16/2007 7:11:57 PM
A fine poetic tale, Little Miss Aki; and I love the uplifting and hope-filled conclusion. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you, Regis

For Valentines. (Poetry) - 2/16/2007 7:09:22 PM
Love is all, Miss Aki. You express it well here. Thank you. Love and peace to you, Regis

For Valentines. (Poetry) - 2/16/2007 4:09:18 PM
I really enjoyed your poetic play.

A Glance Out The Window (Poetry) - 1/28/2007 10:33:26 AM
Heartfelt sentiment here Aki. Repeating the title at the beginning of the first second and fourth stanzas was effective. Happy New Year. Light and Wisdom ... Richard Lloyd Cederberg

A funny little Christmas Poem (Poetry) - 12/27/2006 10:32:53 AM
Maybe funny - but very satisfying and clever Aki. Holiday blessings to you and yours. Light and Wisdom ... Richard Lloyd Cederberg

A funny little Christmas Poem (Poetry) - 12/26/2006 3:28:21 PM
Cute poem...I enjoyed the read. Wishing you the best... Sam

People want happy... (Poetry) - 12/17/2006 8:57:23 AM
true thoughts to place reflection upon...the needs of the many are within themselves but even so we do as you say need each other...nicely thought out poetic display of expression...and enjoyable poem... Art Sun...

Living a Moonlight Serenade (Poetry) - 12/12/2006 9:09:38 PM
A read that views like a song...and yet it is the depth of memory that is entwined within your thoughts upon the view of one who glances back to the forty times of past...a very well displayed view of expression on this poetic piece...nice... Art sun.....

A Bedtime Thought (Poetry) - 12/12/2006 9:05:29 PM
This is a very nice has depth...emotion...and character...a truly enjoyable piece displayed with a very sound view of the heart and mind....nice...very nice... enjoyed your thoughts..... Art Sun...

The Cookie Thieves of Christmas (Poetry) - 12/10/2006 8:02:01 AM
A fun and delightful read!!!!! Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

It Is What It Is (Poetry) - 12/6/2006 10:33:26 AM
Excellent resolve. A smile from the heart can dissipate any storm in ones life. Fine write Aki! Light and Wisdom ... Richard Lloyd Cederberg

Sneaking Feelings (Poetry) - 12/4/2006 11:33:50 PM
This is a nice expression of thoughts...enjoyed the view... Art Sun.....

Sneaking Feelings (Poetry) - 12/4/2006 5:33:28 PM
This metaphor leaves the soul wondering, real/fiction? Very nice pen. Keep it coming. Peace&Grace, Sharon

Sneaking Feelings (Poetry) - 12/4/2006 4:12:50 PM
A cuddly cosy write, with enoyable metaphors..

Sneaking Feelings (Poetry) - 12/4/2006 3:53:37 PM
I like this. It makes me quite curious about who the subject is, and whether he is a romantic interest or a friend. It's an intriguing poem. I'd like to follow up this relationship and watch what happens next. Meanwhile, enjoy the cocoa and peppermint! Connie

First Kiss (Poetry) - 12/1/2006 5:59:47 AM
Very well expressed, Little Miss Aki!

Adrift (Poetry) - 11/29/2006 9:17:53 AM
Bittersweetly emotive and compelling. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you, Regis

First Kiss (Poetry) - 11/29/2006 9:15:59 AM
I don't think one ever heals from a love "gone south." Thank you for sharing these sentiments Little Miss Aki. Love and peace to you, Regis

Thou Shalt Not Covet thy Neighbor. (Poetry) - 11/27/2006 6:59:13 AM
That picture reminds me of the abusive man's three wives, who keep covering themselves because he raped them all.

Adrift (Poetry) - 11/20/2006 9:01:19 AM
A satisfying thought process Aki. Light and Wisdom ... Richard Lloyd Cederberg

A Woman On Hell's Beach (Poetry) - 11/5/2006 5:06:13 PM
sometimes love has no face ... very moving and well written ...

A Woman On Hell's Beach (Poetry) - 11/1/2006 2:15:30 PM
This is a very well written story and i loved it. It is a bit sad though but in this life it all happens.

Losing the Heart (Poetry) - 10/28/2006 11:14:24 PM
Time heals and we know not the ways of God. Put your trust in Him and I am sure one day you'll find your true love. Victor

Losing the Heart (Poetry) - 10/24/2006 9:00:46 PM
no doubt a moment of intense emotion expressed in a deeply moving, introspective, heartfealt poem ...

Losing the Heart (Poetry) - 10/24/2006 7:52:10 PM
The "Lost Lenore" is a classy touch.

The Thiefs Victim (Poetry) - 10/21/2006 11:58:13 AM
There is a heart-cry in this that fills the soul with honey. Well done Aki. I believe now that you will have to be promoted to Lovely Miss Aki. Light and Wisdom ... Richard Lloyd Cederberg

The Thiefs Victim (Poetry) - 10/20/2006 9:56:29 PM
A well constructed poem with a last line that clinched it. Great work! Chanti

A Dying Man's Mutterings. (Poetry) - 10/20/2006 10:52:13 AM
Awesome poem and very detailed I'm living in a desert really but its not that bad except the first time i got there i was all dehydrated and not used to it but now i am reason why i wasnt in the first place was because i lived on an island surrounded by water basically tropical its Okinawa,Japan

Lady Liberty Missing (Poetry) - 10/18/2006 12:39:31 PM
Wow this is well written and expressed with a deep heart felt emotion of loss.

Lady Liberty Missing (Poetry) - 10/18/2006 10:12:17 AM
Beautiful work... I don't think we will ever get that picture out of our minds. Elizabeth

The Wall (Poetry) - 10/17/2006 5:53:59 PM
Wonderful writing and meditation on the world. Since King Richard and Saladin the blood has flowed and with this river the mortar was made for many a castle, Mosque and Cathedral. Pursuit of our our truths and spirit is all we can aspire to. yours, simon

The Wall (Poetry) - 10/17/2006 5:20:55 PM
How can such an open and honest write be considered blasphemy? I found this to be extremely well written and insightful. Thanks for sharing. Chanti

The Wall (Poetry) - 10/17/2006 8:12:20 AM
Well honestly im not in the Catholic religion but I was raised in the Christian but I have friends even my best friend is Catholic but I dont care..I wouldnt say its blasphemy just a poem you wrote describing the Church I suppose..But I liked it*claps*

Artista (Poetry) - 10/16/2006 6:23:20 PM
you have a profound talent for imagery and ambiance ...

Artista (Poetry) - 10/16/2006 8:22:49 AM
I would say sublimly inspired...I love the scrummy imagery you've conjoured in this. Excellent write. Paul;-)

The Writers Life (Poetry) - 10/13/2006 6:40:17 AM
you use rhyme and meter well and i like the direction you took this poem ... i'm not quite sure why "they see the end of prose" though poets do live in a land of fantasy and reality ...

What would I give... (Poetry) - 10/12/2006 1:07:59 PM
What more, indeed! What an Absolutely, marvelous poem! Bravo!

Games in Search of Honor (Poetry) - 10/12/2006 1:05:00 PM
Splendid poetry, Little Miss Aki! Into my library this poem goes, to be read, pondered, and re-read!

The Writers Life (Poetry) - 10/12/2006 1:02:47 PM
Nice poem, Miss Aki! I enjoyed!

The Writers Life (Poetry) - 10/12/2006 9:36:31 AM
Interesting write ... but based on my own experiences fortune does not always smile upon the bold. Neither does it smile on the hard working, the intelligent, the gifted, or those driven to produce. I will agree however that writers do write the gamut of truth and falsehood. Light and Wisdom ... Richard Lloyd Cederberg

What would I give... (Poetry) - 10/11/2006 1:23:05 AM
This is one of the best poems I've read today. Well penned.

What would I give... (Poetry) - 10/9/2006 4:59:49 PM
This is a beautiful poem well expressed. Light & peace, Joselyn

What would I give... (Poetry) - 10/9/2006 4:09:39 PM
Wonderful ode to enduring love, only I wouldn't want to stare at dentures--take care of teeth now to avoid that altogether.;-) Ron

What would I give... (Poetry) - 10/9/2006 3:41:46 PM
Little Miss writes BIG well written poetry Rusty

Strength in Illusion (Poetry) - 10/8/2006 6:41:33 PM
Growing is densely strewn with suffering. No one escapes it! Wisdom and understanding comes from extrapolating the tidbits you're given while you're suffering and incorporating them into your life in a way that completes the picture in blended and discernible colors that bless others ...

Strength in Illusion (Poetry) - 10/8/2006 3:39:24 PM
Very wise poem ensightful.

Strength in Illusion (Poetry) - 10/8/2006 3:08:09 PM
Don't know how old you are but there is a lot of mature insight in this well-written and almost musical poem. Rusty

Wingless Aurora (Poetry) - 10/6/2006 8:22:00 AM
Not what I was expecting, but effectively chilling, nevertheless. Well done, Aki! (((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Wingless Aurora (Poetry) - 10/6/2006 4:21:55 AM
Nicely written! Very imaginative and creative indeed! Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

Poems of Sonuri (Poetry) - 10/5/2006 9:33:06 AM
Aki ... You have been busy lately. Your muse must be powerful these days. Sonuri sounds like an interesting place. Richard Lloyd Cederberg

Fire-Fly (Poetry) - 10/4/2006 9:14:29 AM
Miss Aki ... Some powerfully existential imagery in this one. Your young mind is a marvel - a labyrinth of tightly wound emotions - an idealist, in ways, who rails against what affronts her. Such a passion exhibited in these lines. Reminded me of that Carrie movie so many years ago. Someone crossed her too, and many paid the price. Peace and Light ... Richard Lloyd Cederberg

Love for Eternity...and a day (Poetry) - 10/3/2006 10:58:08 AM
A lovely extrapolation from ones soul to the one whom the eyes and heart are fixed upon. "Forever and a day" is a phrase that my wife and I share with one another. Love and Light ... Richard Lloyd Cederberg

Flight of the Damned. (Poetry) - 10/2/2006 2:28:51 PM
The day was fading, dusky shadow Releasing every earthly being From toil but me; I alone had to prepare now For the struggle just beginning, The trial of both the passage and the pity, Which memory will now recount without erring. My head was reeling this morning with the horrid news about the gunman that killed those Amish children. There is too much death in this world, Aki, at the hands of madmen and madwomen. Your poem is moving and your references to Hecate - the Greek goddess of darkness and the underworld, and Proserpine, the Roman goddess of the earth, was like a mixed metaphor and left me with a chill. You are blessed with a gift young Xanga. Always treat it with respect. Richard Lloyd Cederberg

Flight of the Damned. (Poetry) - 10/2/2006 10:38:59 AM
Well you certainly know your classical literature. Maybe our views on hell might differ but this is certainly a poem worthy to be read by all. Victor

Flight of the Damned. (Poetry) - 10/2/2006 7:47:35 AM
Outstanding, a beautiful and deeply touching poem of those trapped in hell, I loved this so much, Reindeer

Whispers of the Shadow. (Poetry) - 10/1/2006 11:39:39 AM
wow...dark and sad. Nicely penned!

Whispers of the Shadow. (Poetry) - 9/29/2006 10:29:17 AM
Perhaps death is, at times, a thought, or an option, but it never solves the problem. Unfortunately if we choose not to deal with the times of testing that come to us, in an effective and intelligent way, it gets passed to another. In this life there will be tribulation. We will all go through the fires, it is the process that purifies who we are, and what we are eventually capable of giving to others. Some emotions, for young people, are too overwhelming. If this is the case, then they should move away from the source of the problem until they are mature and strong enough to deal with it. Warriors learn and grow in stages. Richard Lloyd Cederberg

Whispers of the Shadow. (Poetry) - 9/29/2006 7:58:11 AM
We all seem to be writing on death today. Great poem though. Victor

The Willow Tree of Dante's Inferno (Poetry) - 9/28/2006 12:36:16 PM
Miss Aki ... Such depth from one so young. The Inferno of Dante Alighieri is not a piece to be taken lightly. You have carved a reasonable and palatable image here. In Canto Seven he says : "And he: "Oh foolish creatures, deluded By ignorance! Now I wish you to listen To my judgment on her. He, in whose wisdom is included All things, set a guide in each heaven Which he created, so that each portion Would shine on all the others, making an even inferno Pattern for the light's distribution. So too for worldly splendor did he create A guide, Fortune, for general administration." Your prayer of resolve is touching and reflects someone with spiritual conviction. In fraternity Richard Lloyd Cederberg P.S. Xanga?

Lady Autumn (Poetry) - 9/27/2006 9:16:03 PM
I agree with the others, this is a unique and beautifully written poem of Autumn, my favorite season...ET

Lady Autumn (Poetry) - 9/27/2006 11:38:46 AM
Just delightful Miss Aki, and the image reminded me of Tinkerbell. I love the sensory metaphor of Autumn being a creature with colors and smells. Also the tension you create by juxtaposing Autumn and Winter is extraordinarily poetic. Sp - unparalleled. Well done poet ... Benisons Richard Lloyd Cederberg

Lady Autumn (Poetry) - 9/27/2006 11:36:44 AM
Beautiful to read. I live in the desert, so it is hard to tell the seasons. It is always HOT !

Lady Autumn (Poetry) - 9/27/2006 10:54:30 AM
Defenitely one of the best poems on Autumn I've read on the internet. Victor

Lady Autumn (Poetry) - 9/27/2006 10:43:28 AM
What a marvelous poem! I love it! Thanks! Into my library it goes!

Lady Autumn (Poetry) - 9/27/2006 10:08:47 AM
Lovely images and a sensuous feel. Well done Miss Aki

A Lover's Plea of Tears (Poetry) - 9/26/2006 3:07:16 PM
...My sweet, how do I beseech you I beg of you to hold me in your arms Hold me until the stars grow cold Let your warmth and mine intertwine... Beautiful.

A Lover's Plea of Tears (Poetry) - 9/26/2006 6:39:04 AM
Beautiful lines that have an olden golden feel about them.

The Night-Time Scandal of El Dorado (Poetry) - 9/25/2006 2:59:44 PM
Excellent Aki ... Beautiful imagery that leads the reader to a crossroads of interpretation. I agree with Victor - perhaps you should move around more and review others. That will bring more traffic to your own site. Some rail against that - I don't - I see it only as virtual artists communicating with one another and developing friendships. This was an inspired, as you hinted at in your summary, construct. Well done ... Richard Lloyd Cederberg

The Night-Time Scandal of El Dorado (Poetry) - 9/25/2006 10:40:44 AM
You have a nocturnal perception and it is a pity so few have read this poem. Perhaps you need to make more friends. Unfortunately that's the way it works on the den. Victor

The Night-Time Scandal of El Dorado (Poetry) - 9/25/2006 7:51:02 AM
Some wonderful word pictures with this one. Enjoyed reading. Elizabeth

Possession (Poetry) - 9/12/2006 2:59:42 AM
beautiful write!!! succubus, is what feeds that possesion. -319

Demon's and Vows (Poetry) - 9/12/2006 2:54:15 AM
Dark, a conflicting life 2 be saved through flaw of a conviction adamantly crying out faith in silence is the soul of an angel fallen of its own that is lost, pathless, tormented. Does it not belong when it does only 2 be at ease for redemption yet cries for damnation? nice work of condeming a lost, hapless faith of a fallen soul. I like it, so gothic & loathesome. -319

The Epic Poem of the Birth of Peace (Poetry) - 9/12/2006 2:24:42 AM
Interesting how u portray the plight & demise of man & the war raged between the GODS, I liked it, a nice piece. Avatar

City of Themes (Poetry) - 9/11/2006 11:11:20 AM
Outstanding! I have to totally concur with Richard your imagery is so vibrant it fair shoots of the page, Brilliant! Paul;-)

City of Themes (Poetry) - 9/8/2006 12:09:18 PM
Miss Aki ... I commend you on this powerful write. Impressive and, in this writers opinion, your very best to date. "the perfume of a yesterday spirit" is truly an enchanting line for me. A poetic gem worthy to be worn in a jeweled coronet. Kudos ... Richard Lloyd Cederberg

The End of a Decade (Poetry) - 9/5/2006 7:12:01 PM
great poem to have come from a headache

Possession (Poetry) - 9/2/2006 2:57:53 PM
sometimes the things we want the most can be bad for show both sides of the coin here

Once upon the young children. (Poetry) - 8/30/2006 11:12:13 AM
I know one kinda similar... Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore-- While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door-- Only this, and nothing more." Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December; And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor. Eagerly I wished the morrow;-- vainly I had sought to borrow From my books surcease of sorrow-- sorrow for the lost Lenore-- For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore-- Nameless here for evermore. And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain Thrilled me-- filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before; So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating, "'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door-- Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;-- This it is, and nothing more." Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer, "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore; But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping, And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door, That I scarce was sure I heard you"-- here I opened wide the door;-- Darkness there, and nothing more. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering, fearing, Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before; But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token, And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore!" This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, "Lenore!"-- Merely this, and nothing more. Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning, Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before. "Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice: Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore-- Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;-- 'Tis the wind and nothing more." Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore; Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed he; But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door-- Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door-- Perched, and sat, and nothing more. Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore, "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no craven, Ghastly grim and ancient Raven wandering from the Nightly shore-- Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore." Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly, Though its answer little meaning-- little relevancy bore; For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door-- Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door, With such name as "Nevermore." 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 further then he uttered-- not a feather then he fluttered-- Till I scarcely more than muttered, "Other friends have flown before-- On the morrow he will leave me, as my Hopes have flown before." Then the bird said, "Nevermore." 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 whom unmerciful Disaster Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore-- Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore Of 'Never-- nevermore'." But the Raven still beguiling my sad fancy into smiling, Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and door; 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." This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core; This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er, But whose velvet-violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er, She shall press, ah, nevermore! Then, methought, the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer Swung by seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor. "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee-- by these angels he hath sent thee Respite-- respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore; Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore." "Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil!-- prophet still, if bird or devil!-- Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore, Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted-- On this home by Horror haunted-- tell me truly, I implore-- Is there-- is there balm in Gilead?-- tell me-- tell me, I implore!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore." "Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil-- prophet still, if bird or devil! By that Heaven that bends above us-- by that God we both adore-- Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn, It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore-- Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore." Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore." "Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend," I shrieked, upstarting-- "Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore! Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken! Leave my loneliness unbroken!-- quit the bust above my door! Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!" Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore." And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor; And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor Shall be lifted-- nevermore! Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)

Once upon the young children. (Poetry) - 8/30/2006 10:48:21 AM
I love this poem, great contrast. It began as a dark poem, very well painted that I felt the fear and ended in hope and bravery. If you write this way just to idle the time I wonder what great poetry you would write if you set your mind to it. Welcome to AD and give us more beautiful poetry. Victor

Cheap Words (Poetry) - 8/24/2006 5:09:01 AM
Nice pen, and yes those three words should never be cheapened

Cheap Words (Poetry) - 8/22/2006 12:12:49 PM
Great rhyming and words of so much truth! nicely penned!

Song of Venus (Poetry) - 8/10/2006 7:00:43 AM
Nicely done. Enjoyed reading.

A Mental Notation (Poetry) - 8/8/2006 11:59:46 AM
Very well written.

Insomniac Rambling. (Poetry) - 8/7/2006 6:37:26 PM
Yeah. I can empathize. Thank you. Love and peace, Regis

The Poets' Ending (Poetry) - 8/7/2006 6:36:37 PM
Indeed! Thank you for sharing you gift. Love and peace to you, Regis

Songs of Heroes (Poetry) - 8/7/2006 6:35:38 PM
Interesting thoughts; this is worthy of more than a single reading. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you, Regis

The Poets' Ending (Poetry) - 7/29/2006 1:18:09 PM
Yes!!!!! Cheers!!!!! and write away!!!!! Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)

Insomniac Rambling. (Poetry) - 7/24/2006 1:48:29 PM
Brilliant..Has a touch of Jack Gantos about it

Untitled (Poetry) - 7/13/2006 12:12:07 PM
That's a good flash of lightening...

Untitled (Poetry) - 7/12/2006 4:27:47 PM
You've made top grade: University of life... A metaphysical feel to this poem. And a sense of whispy guilt. In a prayer like fashion...

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