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Ebony eagle
Plays in the Borealis
Loved by winter's hands

Kimberly Bird

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by kimberly bird

the mention of a raven never fails to draw my attention, it always brings Poe to mind :)...this is a great haiku, but I do agree with Penelope, that 'loved' in the last line could be changed to something else...'stroked' sounds nice
'stroked by winter's hands'
great read none the less ;)

( Posted by: Reba [Member] On: March 15, 2004 )

Thank you everyone for your comments. Loved I know would be a wrong word, maybe grasped. It's cold where the Northern Raven lives.
I was going to do an explanation about the Ravens that live north of me up in Fort McMurray, but I forgot so I will now. The Ravens up in Fort McMurray are as big as the Bald Headed Eagles. There is a saying there "Where The Ravens Rule."
I will never forget my first look at a Northern Raven. There was a massive forest fire the day before we arrived for some fishing, so it was a lot of waiting while the parks & forest officials had a pilot truck guiding the cars through the hazy highway. I was stunned by the blackness and quietness of the whole scene. You could see for miles into the bush because only the odd blackened tree was left standing. Above one of these lifeless trees was a large Raven sitting on the tip of the trunk staring down. I think of Poe when I see them but also Emily Carr. I wonder if she ever got a chance to see these large creatures. The Aroura Borealis up there is also a lot more vivid and alive. I would recommend for everyone to visit the place, not much to do besides camping and fishing, but the scenery and life there is so different and crystal clear.

Thanks again everyone for your comments.


( Posted by: kimberly bird [Member] On: March 15, 2004 )

ravens and canada

this is great, kimberly. i think "loved" in there works beautifully. paints a fabulous picture. oh, how i do miss ravens. i'm not in rural b.c. anymore, that's for damn sure... lots of crows in toronto, but somehow it's not the same.

( Posted by: ark [Member] On: March 16, 2004 )


This is an outstanding Haiku. I enjoyed the read



( Posted by: JEANNIE45 [Member] On: March 16, 2004 )

Thank you Penelope, that's the word I was looking for!

ark, they don't have Ravens down east? Well, at least you get their pesky noisy cousins ;)
Thank you for your kind words.

Thank you Jeannie45, for your support. Blessings to you to.

P.S. I think everyone is just about sick of me saying thank you ;)


( Posted by: kimberly bird [Member] On: March 16, 2004 )

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