There were no ravens

20160130_160814Reading “The Raven” to the Plaza Ravens

I read upon the Plaza, sweetly,
but no corvid came near to hear me.
Though the sun’s rays tilted and then filled me
with the golden light of settling day.
So, I read to all who’d gathered with me by the biggest tree.
They knew the poem and even one mouthed it along with me.
But if you thought you may have seen them
sitting there with me as the daylight mellowed into gold
Perhaps you did, but I was essentially alone.
There was no one there, you see.*

– M. Elwell Romancito

*with apologies to the style, ways and good name of E.A. Poe