Rising From a Raven’s Darkness
From deep within its eyes
shone a piercing light
that hinted at the possibility
of the birth of something better.
It spoke of opportunities
long banished from my mind,
as it reminded me of the beauty
of the sun, moon, and stars.
Aware that the raven could be
a trickster, as could be my own mind,
I considered the weight of the meaning
of the words that were spoken.
When I opened my eyes I was greeted
by the welcome light of day,
no longer fearful that the dark of night
could hold any power over me.
This is my response to Poetics: Corvid Poetry, the prompt from Ingrid at dVerse ~ Poets Pub. Ingrid invites us to write a poem that references the corvidae family, a variety of birds that includes ravens, rooks, jackdaws, jays, choughs, magpies, and crows. In the mythology of the Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest Coast, the raven is the creator of the world, but it is also considered a trickster god. [Wikipedia]
Image source: usps.com – Stamp Art Created by Tlingit/Athabascan Artist and Alaska Native Rico Worl