Of Ravens & Writing Desks

By carlosjackal

Why is a raven like a writing desk?

Singular nouns
with multiple

A bird.
A black plane.
given name.

An old battered book
I lean on as I record
all my musings.

The unlocking of creativity
looking at the everyday
and finding
the extraordinary.

The hope and damned
to put down and mould
until they take

Writing that becomes
a living, breathing
life force belonging
to everyone
who reads it.

Why is a raven like a writing desk?


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© 2017 Carl Denyer
Published on Friday, July 15, 2016.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

"why is a raven like a writing desk?" quote/riddle taken from Alice's Adventures In Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
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  • Mute Serenade On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Mute Serenade (466)By person wrote:

    Finally! A satisfying answer. I love the thought process :)

  • A former member wrote: Ravens are also inherently dark, as writing can be as well. As they say in "Game Of Thrones", dark wings dark words. I love how mysterious and beautiful you depicted the Raven in this poem. Bravo! Queen Reb:).

  • sIo On Wednesday, December 7, 2016, sIo (920)By person wrote:

    By far this is the best explanation.

  • River Lily On Sunday, July 17, 2016, River Lily (1162)By person wrote:

    When a perfect comment can't be formed a spot in my bookmarks opens up lol This was truly unique, and beautiful. Scholar

  • Phalanx On Saturday, July 16, 2016, Phalanx (747)By person wrote:

    Not what I expected, that's a good delivery. People need hope. Everything is so dark now. To have light gives everyone something to focus on. We all need that. You gave me hope.

  • A former member wrote: Wow very creative. Well done !

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