Convention Fallout

 

 Artist: Fred Croydon
http://haidapointart.weebly.com/raven.html

Cousin to the crow, the raven is a messenger bird, as mythologized by the Haida People of the Pacific Northwest United States.  It symbolizes creativity and knowledge and has mystical attributes.

Convention Fallout
July 22, 2016

 

I sit on a covered deck
Listening to the steady flow of raindrops
Kept company by a lone leering crow
Holding vigil on a nearby lawn chair.
Life appears clean and simple
In the afterglow of convention phosphorescence
Fear falling like snow snared in a globe.

Saturated with rain now
The crow still sits in vigil
While I flap spiritual wings
Seeking to shake off the slick aura of hate
That rains down on me.

The crow fixes me with an intent stare
As if to say “Move. Now.”
Inertia is a choice.
Choose life.

© rita h kowats

 

 

 

 

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5 thoughts on “Convention Fallout

  1. Thanks, Rita.  I love the “Choose Life” phrase.  I think I saw it first in the OT with Moses talking to the Israelites.  Do I have the correct source?  Polly

    From: Spirituality Without Borders: Reflections on Spiritual Practice To: pjdruffel@yahoo.com Sent: Friday, July 22, 2016 12:45 PM Subject: [New post] Convention Fallout #yiv5757054886 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv5757054886 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv5757054886 a.yiv5757054886primaryactionlink:link, #yiv5757054886 a.yiv5757054886primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv5757054886 a.yiv5757054886primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv5757054886 a.yiv5757054886primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv5757054886 WordPress.com | rita kowats posted: ”  Artist: Fred Croydonhttp://haidapointart.weebly.com/raven.htmlCousin to the crow, the raven is a messenger bird, as mythologized by the Haida People of the Pacific Northwest United States.  It symbolizes creativity and knowledge and has mystic” | |

    • Deuteronomy 30:19 “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live” Thanks, Polly.

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