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Raven and Dove

Had I taken a photo, it would have been in high-contrast,

black-and-white.

Stark

Yet surrounded by the soft fog

of earth's cold breath.


White dove, symbol of

peace

hope

redemption


Black raven, symbol of

many things

I respond to its playfulness

mystery

iridescence


I felt sad for the dove

being eaten by the raven

But felt sure the raven had

not caused this death

And was merely being itself.

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Comments 2

Hannah Neighbour on Sunday, 09 December 2018 17:58

Oh, Mary...this is gorgeous. Fog as "the earth's cold breath"...the raven "merely being itself." These black and white creatures together. I feel life and death and life again in it. I love your identification with the raven and also the feelings for the dove. The only line that gave me pause was "symbol of many things"...I'm curious if the vagueness there is intentional and part of the mystery of the raven? I love how you start with talking about taking a photo and how we then don't need a photo...it is so clear. What an incredible image you witnessed...thank you for putting it into words for us.

Oh, Mary...this is gorgeous. Fog as "the earth's cold breath"...the raven "merely being itself." These black and white creatures together. I feel life and death and life again in it. I love your identification with the raven and also the feelings for the dove. The only line that gave me pause was "symbol of many things"...I'm curious if the vagueness there is intentional and part of the mystery of the raven? I love how you start with talking about taking a photo and how we then don't need a photo...it is so clear. What an incredible image you witnessed...thank you for putting it into words for us.
Mary Neighbour on Thursday, 13 December 2018 06:37

You have read this keenly, and I appreciate that, especially your life/death/life take-away. And you're on target about "symbol of many things." If I re-do this poem, that phrase is out. I'd work harder on how to express the more complex and varied symbolism (compared to dove) of the raven. Thanks, Hannah!

You have read this keenly, and I appreciate that, especially your life/death/life take-away. And you're on target about "symbol of many things." If I re-do this poem, that phrase is out. I'd work harder on how to express the more complex and varied symbolism (compared to dove) of the raven. Thanks, Hannah!
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