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Friday, January 21, 2011

Winter Writings: Day 31


There are a thousand black nights
in your glossy feathers;
your eyes are a galaxy of dark stars
Your haughty strut through the grass
reflects your royal bearing,
even when your feathers droop with rain.
You are legend to many tribes
and ride the shoulders of witches each Halloween
and are quoted often, "nevermore".
Yet now you sit humbly by my feeder
while songbirds eat their fill,
unaware they are in the presence of celebrity.
Your dark modesty belies your trickster zen,
my little Buddha raven.

2 comments:

LouiseB said...

Hello Jan,
Just stopping by to say hello and
say I have been enjoying your posts.
I look forward to each new one. And appreciate the fact that you post everyday. I know that can be difficult.
Have a great weekend and keep that artist eye sharp.
Louise Brewer

purple bird art said...

Hi Louise!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read my writings!!