Once while on my back porch reading, came a flock of ravens feeding
Taking turns to watch for danger following unspoken laws
Then the forest creatures stirred, chasing off the shiny birds
As if nature briskly calling, calling all the beaks and claws
There was a bird I will remember screaming out its ghostly caws
Quoth the raven, `Never was.’
Fractured Cliché: Quoth the raven, `Never was.’
Correct Cliché: Quoth the raven, `Nevermore.’
May the farce be with you!
- Quoth the raven, ‘Never was.”
- About the AuthorPam Waits has more than 20 years of experience in human resources with 10 years in the top HR spot for mid-sized companies. She currently works as a Human Resources consultant. Additionally, she holds a Ph.D. in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.Pam is also a writer and humorist, defying the perception that human resource professionals lack a sense of humor. She’s a leader who believes humor is an important part of a healthy business culture and a necessary part of life. If you’re too busy to laugh, you’re too busy.