Really wonderful. I loved the rhymes throughout, and the subtle alliteration in the title.
I loved the first stanza for the lovely imagery, the reference to 'The Raven' by Edgar Allan Poe - an excellent poem! - and also the internal rhymes in some of the lines.
The next four lines were full of rich wording. I loved the use of the phrase 'evil demise' at the end of the stanza, as it's a very . . . Strong term to use, and says so much in so little.
Next, I loved the rhythm in this stanza and the powerful wording. My favourite line was the first, as the use of 'crept behind shadows' was really interesting to me, as shadows are something that revolve around you, but this suggests that you revolve and hide around them, if that makes sense!
The next stanza was my favourite in this poem, as it's so beautifully written and full of imagery. Despite the sadness in the rest of this poem, it seemed surprisingly uplifting.
The final stanza was intriguing, as there was something of a hidden story in it - it leaves you wondering.
I really loved it, glad to see it nominated :)
2 months ago
by Ben Pickard
I love Poe and I love The Raven. How could I not love this? Excellent, truly. Nominated.