alt.stupendous.’Raven’.amazes.baffles.encodes-digits-of-pi!

(NC) I don’t know who Mike Keith was, but he created probably the greatest, grandest, and most pointless of all aanvvv poetry… a full version of Poe’s ‘The Raven’ in which each word except ‘alt’ also has the same length as the corresponding digit of pi!

alt.stupendous.’Raven’.amazes.baffles.encodes-digits-of-pi!

alt.dreary.night.was.abode.remained
alt.forgotten.volumes.discarded.put-by.sat
alt.restless.naps.shaken-up.broken-thus.put-out
alt.annoying.”tap-ap”.shocked.surprised.heard
alt.disturbing-my-antedoor.traveler?.said.contradistinguished.queried
alt.incontrovertible.emptiness.was.continued.persisted

alt.icy.tempest.raged.O-remembered!.cried
alt.internal-to-fireplaces.phantasms.pranced.flew.bedeviled
“alt.lost.soul.comes?.petitions?.is?
alt.old.sweetheart.returns?.enlivens?.supernaturalizes?
alt.near-impeccable.Lenore.is-striking?.knocks?.is-entreating?”
alt.alarming.stillness.continued.remained.lurked

alt.my.curtains.fluctuated.did-wave.trembled
alt.my.being.did-fear.so-capitulated.wavered
alt.comforting.notion.arrived.refreshed.relieved
“alt.so-unaccommodated.traveler.interferes.entreats.knocks
alt.hoary.philosophizer.is-visiting.(is-all!).intercedes
alt.simple.matter!”.said.uttered.pronounced

alt.unsettled.ego.enlarged.grew.rose
alt.silent.apparition.perplexed.tried.vexed.
“alt.charitable.madam.inquires?.is?.is?
alt.new.reinterpretations.be-right?.are-wrong?.misinform?
alt.mute.apparition.announce!.characterize!.proclaim!”
alt.airy.darkness.intensified.reinterpenetrated.drew-close

alt.surrounded-by-darkness-then.I.questioned-it.queried.petitioned
alt.a.nightmare.did-encroach.shook-me.intimidated
alt.unnameable.dread.waxed-great.increased.stayed
“alt.most-pure.Lenore.is-at-threshold?”.said.inquired
alt.enigmatic.quiet.awed.terrified.did-disappoint
“alt.her.presence.a-troubling?”.spoken.said

alt.wary.id.faltered.dithered.a-frightened
alt.continued.rapping.heard.heeded.marked
alt.hasty.deduction.”it’s-she.taps.hits-window”
“alt.discomfiting.quandary.will-explore.would-settle.will-decipher”
alt.my.ear.did-examine.listened.paused
alt.blowing.blizzard.was-a-raging.shook-my-windows.disappointed

alt.determined.I.uncovered.unfastened.unlatched
alt.indecipherable.raven.landed.came.alighted
alt.black.talons.rested.assembled-on.sat-down
alt.damned.interloper.saw.eyed.observed
alt.amused.I.maintained.”will-pause”.”will-sit”
alt.my.caller.nested.held.remained

alt.my.mystification.was.continued.was
alt.raven’s.expression.bemused.so-chafed.confounded
alt.my.wish.proceeded.particularized.interpolated:
“alt.surname.tag.declare.do-tell.speak!”
alt.haunting.visitor.maintained.vacationed.rested
alt.dreary.”nevermores”.voiced.did-supernaturalize.spoke

alt.vexating.creature.intercommunicated.said.ne’ermor’d
alt.troubled.I.stood-by.considered.marvelled
alt.so-intriguing.blackbird.looked-on.remained-by.continued-on
alt.front.door.disquieted.unsettled.a-twisted
alt.a.raven.sat.looked.said
alt.his.chorus.related.repeated.reuttered

alt.my.raven.reflected.recognized.saw
alt.lonely.”nevermores”.reiterated.intensified.did-say
alt.lugubrious.theme.was.discharged.spoke
“alt.grim.creature.continue-on!.emancipate!.flee!
alt.dismal.friend.float-on!.dematerialize!.withdraw!”
alt.vain.intercommunion.spoken.expressed.heard

alt.a.sentiment.rose.interpenetrated.promulgated
“alt.raven’s.proprietor.struggled.bled.did-die?
alt.perceptive.raven.watched-it.noticed.empathized?
alt.sad.fellow.weeps.grieves.wails
alt.sorrowful.raven.remembers.a-struggles.longs!”
alt.sad.”nevermores”.continued-on.constitutionalized.pained

alt.cheerlessly-visaged.one.ascended.uncompartmentalized.sat
alt.an.answer.supplicated.desired.entreated
alt.how.I.speculated.gaped.conjectured
alt.ungainly.raven.awed.troubled.interfered
alt.ghastly.bird.laid.looked-on.sat
alt.croaked.”nevermore”.mystified.stayed-on.puzzled

“alt.kind.inamorata.waned.lapsed.expired!
alt.yet-heavy.I.continue.languish.mourn
alt.Lenore’s.charm.is-missing.is-gone.agonizes
alt.exceeding.hopelessness.is.remains.perplexes
alt.oft-yearning.I.remember.cry.supplicate!”
alt.impertinent.”nevermore”.said.resonated.soliloquized

alt.”enigmatic.telepath!.(did-say.voiced.uttered)
alt.shy.one.attend-me!.heed!.hark!
alt.satisfying.answer.grant.bestow.render
alt.hop’d-for.liberation.conceive?.create?.experience?
alt.my.misadventures.terminate?”.said.expressed
alt.void.answer.was.persisted.vexed

alt.my.id.rose.mounted.was-angered
alt.a.challenge.originated.emerged.persevered-on
“alt.a.respite.propagate!.bequeath!.confer!
alt.continuous.teardrops.wipe!.dry!.receive!
alt.melancholy.me!.relieve!.relieve!.sympathize!”
alt.bird’s.cry.continued-on.overanaesthetized.overanathematized

alt.placid.it.inspected.sat.a-flitted
alt.devil’s.prophet.gazed-on.sat.tortured
alt.much.sorrow.floated.came.remained
alt.a.question.rose.ensued.emerged
alt.lovely.Lenore.surprises?.sits?.resurrects?
alt.being-a-cur.it.nevermored.nevermored.nevermored

alt.”stark.wretch!”.shrieked.remonstrated.shouted
“alt.indecipherable.raven.go!.begone!.fly!
alt.pesky.wretch.dissociate!.withdraw!.go!
alt.utterly.nothing.overlook.leave.neglect
alt.soundly.I.say.tell:.go!”
alt.hateful.raven.nevered.nevered.repeated

alt.immediate.plight.illustrate.explicate.a-specify
alt.sly.wretch.did-persist.overemotionalizes.agonizes
alt.sitting-by.I.pine.grieve.languish
alt.imp’s.eyes.infiltrate.penetrate.exasperate
alt.contemptuous.it.sits.depresses.goads
alt.sad.soul.die.dilapidate.redisintegrate

Mike Keith

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