Friday, May 7, 2010

Quoth the Raven, Nevermore

My mother always read to us as kids, she loved to read. The poem that really stuck in my mind was the Raven. That is what inspired me to paint this painting.

Raven by Edgar Allan Poe -

Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."
Be that word our sign of parting, bird or fiend! I shrieked, upstarting-
Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
Le no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my door!
Quote the Raven, Nevermore
And the Raven, never flitting, still is sitting still is sitting
On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door:
And his eyes have all the seeming of a Demon's that is dreaming,
And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor;
And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
Shall be lifted-nevermore!


  1. Okay, as the raven Queen, you know I love this!

  2. I was just looking at some photos of my crows this morning and thought of this post.

  3. Wow, these colours are so rich - gorgeous piece.