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Thank you, Morgan! All credit to the graceful powerful flight of the crow.
Hypnotic, imaging the shimmering waves and the grace of the crow’s movement over them. It would be amazing to see video of your crow friend flying over it. I do enjoy a good crow music video too, though I have not seen many, and only one comes to mind, and it involves a puppet crow, not a real one.
The Atlantic looks like a shimmering blue fire opal in this picture. I have a ring with a white opal, and another that has synthetic red fire opals all the way around it, and I almost got one with blue fire opals, but I thought the imagery of a ring of fire was of more symbolic and poetic value to me in the end.
I just commented a stanza from Mewithoutyou’s song “The Fox, The Crow, & The Cookie” on a post by cpsingleton, because his playful use of words reminded me of the baker’s language towards the crow, and now in connection with the lyrics and looking at this image of yours, it has me thinking of something akin to how the mythological Atlas carries the world on his back, in a different light, along the lines of something like “a klepto crow king stole over an opal ocean”… looking forwards to Monday, and drawing inspiration from your photos already.
And by the way, I think in years past I’ve seen cp use photos of yours and credit you with them on his page, so I guess you two know each other too. Small world, like it could fit in the spurs of a cosmic crow 😉
These were the lyrics I shared with cp:
“Looking down was the hungry Crow:
When the time is right I’ll strike and condescend to the earth below and take whichever treat I like!
The moment the Baker turned around to shoo the Fox off from his cart, the Crow swooped down and snatched a shortbread cookie and a German chocolate tart.
Using most unfriendly words that the village children had not yet heard, the Baker shouted threats by Canzonet to curse the crafty bird:
You rotten wooden mixing spoon!
Why, you midnight winged raccoon!
You’d better bring those pastries back, you no good, burnt-black-macaroon!!!”
I’m delighted my crow images inspire such vivid images and tales for you!
And yes, I know CpSingleton, amazing poet and writer and you’re right, he has in the past found words to sit alongside photographs of mine. It’s a wonderful small world 🙂
Thank you! Below is my progress day 1 of 3, yesterday. I paired this bit of progress with a piece of art I am in the progress of creating yesterday (seen below as well, if you are curious). The pattern so far is similar to the sideways “):” of the green rocks just below the crow in your photo, I just realized! That wasn’t consciously on purpose, it’s meant to symbolize sun and moon and the 12 goddesses of the hours in mythology that mark the Sun’s position in the day, pulling a double shift and marking the hours of night as well, around the solstices when the hours of day and dark are equal in much of the world. It also symbolizes a rosary/garland, and a kind of lattice of history across the sky.
I will write 7 more lines today, and likely pair my progress with your image this comment thread is on, and if I do I’ll link back to this page! As you can likely see, your image was an influence. On the third day of progress on the sonnet, I will probably share future progress with the art I am working on creating, but maybe I will share both in the same post on day 3.
“Sonnets From Hush To Hush XXXI (31)”
by Ry Hakari/Scales
1) Sun rosary, Moon lilly garland gardens are guarded
2) in double shifts, as a dozen dove-coven toils
3) coal-coated crows — Helios’ Horai, Selene troubles
4) as she gloams with soul-sewn spirit-roan nuptials
5) in memoriam by Moirai stitched skies, half-hearted
15) Sun rosary, Moon lilly garland gardens are guarded
21) in memoriam by Moirai stitched skies, half-hearted
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