I read cozy and historical mysteries, a bit of Paranormal/UF, and to mix it up, I read science and gardening books on occasion.
I’m sure most of you have heard about MbD’s interactions with our avian friends last week.
I present to you my abridged, bastardised version of Poe’s classic, The Raven.
It seemed excessive and wrong to title mine The Rainbow Lorikeet...
Once upon an evening cheery, while I rested, weak and weary
Twas reading a novel, thought was new, turns out I’ve read before
While I flirted with some early sleep, Jenn + I heard some squawking
There was no gentle rapping, just a panicked scratching at the chimney door
“What the Hell” I muttered, “Why is there panic at my chimney door?”
Only this, and nothing more…
Presently, Jenn was pleading, insisting on freeing the prisoner
“But Jenn” said I, “what do we do, I know we can’t ignore”
We wished to retire, but faced consequences dire
We could barely hear you, but the cats were staring, staring at the chimney door
Armed with tools and imagination, Jenn found an open door
Darkness there, and something more…
Exhausted in the bedroom, I was useless, always yawning
Suddenly Jenn shrieked, we’d seen a claw, reaching out to explore
“OK”, said I, “this is a disgrace, a creature trapped in the fireplace
You’ve got the torch, let me see, what’s there and let’s explore
Work our best, create a path, and let the beast explore”
Tis not the wind, it’s something more…
The ‘keet, sitting calmly in the chimney flue, burst out
That one act, but in this act, we saw his soul soar
He was screeching and uttering, his feathers truly fluttering
I’d barely muttered “Now he’s escaped, out! I implore
He’ll surely leave soon, sleep beckons, leave I implore
The ‘keet just laughed, nevermore…
And the ‘keet, finally settled, is ripe for helping, we are helping
On the bookcase, light, picture rails, he refuses the door
His heart knows we’re trying, but his eyes see demons flying
He’s panicking, covering every surface, walls, cupboards and the door
Finally we shift this shadow safely, through the bedroom door
Shall be free forever – Score!
A new day dawned, bright and sweet, and then, a telling “cheep”
When just the night before, we thought “Nevermore” …