Due to unforeseen circumstances, computer being out of commission for awhile and illness. I was not able to publish as planned last month, I hope you all are doing well.
One thing that has been on my mind lately for the past few months or so, is the Raven. The raven is a bird that stands out among the others as superstitious or evil in some cultures and folklore. Even in poetry this bird moves us to creepy happenings. The being that deals your hand of blessing or curse.
Be sure and do not confuse a crow with a raven, they are truly different. A raven is in the league of the most intelligent birds on planet earth.
I have always loved ravens, but I love my bluebirds and cardinals and yellow finches too. I love waking up to the song of a new day outside my bedroom window. A calmness accompanies that ' in the middle of the night song' that is sung by some night bird as I sit out in my yard or on my porch steps at the third watch.
The raven brings a different feeling to me, it brings a feeling of mission, purpose, a job to do. A feeling of something is coming, a change, or provisions during seasonal transitions in my life.
Ravens are very big. They are black from eye to claw. Ravens soar and glide gracefully through the sky. Ravens are solitude or in pairs. They are confident birds. Ravens have a distinct croak that is deep and their throat, feathers plume and fluff when they speak, but can make thirty three calls, some of which can be heard up to a mile away. Ravens tails are wedged shaped and their wings are slender and finger like on the tips. Their beaks are large and beautifully curved. If you see a large black bird flying down the middle of the highway, it is probably a raven and not a crow. Ravens talk and can speak you a word.
My favorite story of ravens is found in the bible book of 1st Kings, chapter 17. In the story, ravens were chosen to care for the prophet Elijah. He was sent to a keep, a safe place, and the ravens were a part of this reclusive out- of-the-way oasis. Elijah had done a work that had put him in a precarious situation, but God prepared a keep of safety and provision, on the wings of a wise and steady, plain looking bird, the raven.
Thank you very much for the read! I hope you enjoyed this little bit of information about ravens and their ways.
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