Monday, April 13, 2015

Second Place

The Raven
(Erasure from Poe)

I muttered Nothing more.
Bleak December wrought
its ghost vainly
Purple curtains—darkness there.
I stood burning.
Ebony bird
one burden bore:  dirges
of Never swung
by seraphim.
Black plume floating
on the floor.

©2015 Taunja Thomson

About the Author Taunja Thomson
My poetry has appeared in The Cincinnati Poets’ Collective, The Cincinnati Poetry Review, The Licking River Review, The Aurorean (2014), Lime Hawk Collective Arts Journal (2015), Really System (2015), Squalorly (2015), and Wild Age Press (2015).  My poem “Seahorse and Moon” was nominated for the Pushcart Award in 2005.  The Cahaba River Journal will feature my work in its 2015 spring and summer editions.  I have a writer’s page on Facebook at
I reside in Kentucky with my husband and seven cats, where I practice collage craft, terrarium creation, and water gardening.

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