Are you a Raven?

Ravens

Ravens (Photo credit: Sergey Yeliseev)

Spreadeagled on the altar
I wait
‘Are you a Raven?’ she asked
I do not know, I do not know
And does it matter?
‘It might’ she replied
A Psychopomp
Weaving its way to the underneath

Coiled within
waiting for the moment to expand
I see Archangels fall from the sky
in a fury of fire and wings
Much like you

What Leviathan sleeps
in the depths of this ocean
Poised to awaken
drunk with the ecstasy
Remembering me?

Who shall I recall?
Cool cheek against the stone
Just the face I knew before I was born
The fealty to which I am eternally sworn
Just you.

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

Just re-posting one of the very first poems I ever put on this blog, long before many of my kind readers had found it. πŸ™‚

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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6 Responses to Are you a Raven?

  1. From the title, I wondered if you were putting the Poe into your poetry. πŸ™‚

    • LOL, no, though that would be cool!! πŸ™‚ The raven is a reference from a dream I had when a very old woman asked me if I was one, I said I didn’t know then asked if it mattered and she said it might. then later I read that a raven is an initiate level in one of the earlier religions so I thought that was kind of cool and the rest of the poem sort of flowed from there. It’s just meant to be kind of dreamlike and mysterious! πŸ™‚

  2. Skye says:

    It is very dreamlike and mysterious……..Just agreeing with you!! πŸ™‚ Glad you reposted this! Such a great idea!!

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