Douglas Scotney

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide
Douglas Scotney
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Resides in Adelaide
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Darwin And Poe

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Born 1809, Jan 19 and Feb 12.

In 'The Raven' by Poe,
Athena is called by her by-name Pallas.
There's a bust of her over the door.

The dead one he adores
is the by-name of Helen -
Lenore.

With by-names the go,
Charles Robert Darwin might be the raven;
evolution is perhaps Nevermore.
Darwin And Poe
Thursday, March 25, 2021
Topic(s) of this poem: evolution,name,metaphor
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
26.3.21. Abe Lincoln b.1809 Jan 19.
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COMMENTS
Captain Cur 27 March 2021
Let us not forget the goddess, of course, or Achilles might come a knocking!
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Captain Cur 27 March 2021
Somehow I sense a symbiosis between Darwin and Poe. Poe treaded that dark path teetering on death, Darwin also in a completely different way. By, By-names and sur-names so the poet and evolutionist go.
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