Friday, 14 October 2016
QUOTH THE RAVEN... "NEVERMORE!"
One of my favourite poems is The RAVEN, and if you've never heard BASIL RATHBONE's amazing rendition of it, click on this link and listen to it after you've read and replied to this post. Here's an interesting take on this rhyming masterpiece, illustrated by RICH CORBEN and first published in CREEPY #67, December 1974. Got a comment to make about it? Let's have some fun - try and do it in rhyme. H'mm, that's got you thinking, hasn't it? Go to it!
Here - I'll even start you off...
Once, within a blog post cheery,
Kid made many members leery,
by asking them to pen their answers
in rhyming style of days of yore.
"Rats" they said, "that's sure a toughie,
our poetic prose is stuffy,
verse is weak, and meter fluffy,
and our brains are soft and sore."
"Please" I uttered, "don't be huffy,
let your aspirations soar -
'Tis a poem, nothing more."
(Yup, I'm tweaking it as we go along.)
See? I'd never ask you to do something that I wouldn't be prepared to do myself. (Well, most of the time anyway.)
And below is the cover for all you completists.
Posted by Kid at Friday, October 14, 2016