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message 1: by Vincent, Mod & Author (last edited Oct 31, 2014 09:52PM) (new)

Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 1102 comments Mod
Winged Beauty

I could say it’s the oily feathers that mesmerized me as a child,
and continues to hold my attention as an adult.
It's the deepest black I’ve ever known or seen,
the seed of midnight,
and how it exists naturally on an animal
is a product of perfect genetic magic.

To call it evil is absurd.
Those sorts of teachings are first drilled into our heads
at vulnerable heights,
when knowledge clings to us easily,
leaving the dirty work of reassessing
facts and truths at ages far beyond
the walls of blackboards and hollows of cubbies.

It is, and will forever be, a winged beauty,
soaring over fields of wind-bent grass,
peppering an afternoon sky
as a part of the married flock in which it flies.

I sometimes picture the reflection
of the passing land in its noble eyes,
flowing top to bottom like credits in a movie
as autumn trees join harvested vineyards
in the lengthening tail of its flight.

We name it raven,
but “muse” seems more befitting
as it fades with the day,
its existence immortalized
on canvas, paper, and pixels.

(c) 2014 by Vincent Lowry

message 2: by Jim (last edited Oct 31, 2014 06:19PM) (new)

Jim Vuksic | 1043 comments Vince,

Beautiful and thought-provoking. I only wish that Edgar Allan Poe were still alive to comment. I think he would find it a suitable contrast to his work.
Very well-written.

message 3: by Vincent, Mod & Author (new)

Vincent Lowry (vlowry) | 1102 comments Mod
Thank you for the feedback, Jim!

I appreciate your words, and I'm glad you enjoyed it.


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