I caught this character a couple of years ago during a plein air workshop in Sedona. He was perched on a branch about fifty feet away and making one hell of a racket. We all thought he was choking on something. But no, he was just making a lot of noise just to hear himself talk.
I could have come up with a quick poem, but it would undoubtedly suffer by comparison to the much more talented Mr. Poe. So, I’ve included this YouTube video of a recitation of The Raven featuring, well, who better than Vincent Price?
8×8″ acrylic on linen panel.