"Boy with Raven" by H.C.‘Nevermore! If Edgar Allan Poe Submitted “The Raven” today’ by Tonia Kalouria The Society January 2, 2021 Culture, Humor, Poetry, The Raven 14 Comments Dear Edgar, __We’re sorry our response has taken so much time, but it grieves and pains to tell you that you’ve missed our paradigm. __While past works were droll and erudite —nay, frighteningly “sublime!”— we just couldn’t help but notice, Ed, Alas! This thing shows rhyme! Tonia Kalouria, a former Spanish teacher and “soap” actress, is now a poet in Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Her most recent — and rhyming — poems appear in Literary Veganism and Fox Hollow Stories, and two anthologies: “Quoth the Raven” and “Poems from the Lockdown.” NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 14 Responses Bruce Wren January 2, 2021 Awesome! Very clever! Reply Tonia Kalouria January 5, 2021 Bruce, I couldn’t be happier that you chose “clever” to describe my Poe poem, Nevermore! Thanks so much! Reply Benjamen Grinberg January 2, 2021 Indeed. Reply Tonia Kalouria January 5, 2021 Thank you, Benjamin for your concurring comment on my Poe poem! Reply Dave Whippman January 3, 2021 Clever poem. True as well. I once heard someone dismiss a certain poet this: “You won’t believe it, but his stuff actually rhymes!” Reply Tonia Kalouria January 5, 2021 Dave, Love your validation of what the “Never Rhymers” have been able to achieve. It’s up to us to rectify this wrong-headed nonsense. Reply Louise Kalouria January 3, 2021 I love this Tonia! Reply Tonia Kalouria January 5, 2021 Thank you, Louise! I’m so glad you like it. We could all use a bit of levity about now, eh? Reply Cynthia Erlandson January 3, 2021 I like it! Reply Tonia Kalouria January 5, 2021 Thank you, Cynthia! It was fun to write as Poe is my favorite. Reply C.B. Anderson January 3, 2021 Funny, and true. Never knuckle under! Reply Tonia Kalouria January 5, 2021 Dear C.B., You betcha! Knuckle down, yes. Knuckle under — NEVER! Thanks for noting the humor and aptness! Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant January 5, 2021 Highly amusing… and extremely encouraging to all those rebellious rhymers out there. Reply Tonia Kalouria January 5, 2021 Dear Susan, Thank you: So happy that you found my Poe poem amusing and perhaps even encouraging to others on the Great Rhyming Quest. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.