Above the ancient island cliffs
upon the soldier's stone memorial
perched the raven, ever stately
echoing his rasping call
across the windy sea.
A second bird above the waves
called in reply to her grim mate
level with the cliff she flew
looked us gravely in the eye
close at our side, stern she stayed
until we left her hill.
inspired by Edgar Allan Poe for Totally Optional Prompts
(most of the adjectives used to describe the ravens in this poem come from Poe's description of the raven in his poem The Raven.)