Two Ravens


Two ravens drink

But not from the same pool

I see them at


This is another poem for Carpe Diem Ghost Writer #32, A Dream Within A Dream, a great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. In this prompt our guest writer, Jen from Blog It Or Lose It, presented us with “A Dream within a Dream” by Edgar Allan Poe, and asked for our responses. Since Poe is one of my favourite writers, I thought I’d add a nod to his big hit single from 1845. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here.

3 thoughts on “Two Ravens

    • Oh I missed replying to this comment for ages – how rude! Apologies 😦 And I always look to chat to you as the first order of the day, so far as my comments are concerned 🙂

      That’s the only aspect that has been a bit off-putting since I started adding haiku posts – simply trying to keep a grip on which comments I need to reply to, which posts I still need to visit. The prompts come so thick and fast and my organisational skills can be rather hit and miss…

      As to the haiku, yes, I thought it had a little bit of mystery to it, which seemed fitting for our friend, Mr Poe. Speaking of whom, how is the kiddo getting on with his stories? I remember that someone bought me Six Tales of Mystery & Imagination when I was quite young, but I didn’t dare to read it for quite a while because the illustrations (by Harry Clarke) were so unnerving :O

      • I know what you mean about the commenting and visiting. Sometimes it can be stressful. Always appreciated…. But…. Stressful!

        I remember having a similar Poe book – also with gruesome illustrations – and was terrified even to see the title on the spine!

        Kiddo read Tell Tale Heart and thought the narrator was a rookie. If you’re gonna kill someone, don’t look into their eyes, he says. I found that a bit unnerving…. Guess “kids today” are different than in my time!

        Have suggested masque of the red death to him … Let’s see what he thinks 🙂

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