IN THE SHADOW OF THE RAVYN

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IN THE SHADOW OF THE RAVYN

Post by Tom Watson » Wed May 19, 2004 11:10 pm

I walk the streets, lost in sorrow, day and night
Under the shadow of The Ravyn's wings in flight

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Slow rhythmic beat
In time to my walking feet
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Under sun of day, the shadow is a bright white,
Moving ahead, outshining the sun’s heating light;

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Slow rhythmic beat
Sounding like my shuffling feet.
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At night, under the fullness of the dark new moon,
The shadow deepens the dark of my path, then leaves too soon;

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Slow rhythmic beat
Scattering tears on my slowing feet
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I look to the sky to see The Ravyn soaring up high,
Giver of shadows of darkness and light;

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Slow rhythmic beat
Whisks my tears to my feet
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The power of the down-swing push times of fear and desperation
While the lifting raises hope, love and final satisfaction;

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Slow rhythmic beat
Clears a trail of possibilities at my feet
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The Ravyn sweeps around in a mighty circle of strength
Turning on a journey into lightness of eternal length;

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Slow rhythmic beat
Laying the grace of hope at our feet.
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And still, over the streets of night and day, flies The Ravyn;
Circling our hearts and souls in their own safe havens;

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Slow rhythmic beat,
Pushes our tears, in designed scribbles, at our feet.
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Her pathos and courage have left me forever changed.
Thank you Jenn
Tom

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Post by thief of dreams » Wed May 19, 2004 11:23 pm

and without words i cant seem to find a fitting smilie face thing.. this is a very moving tribute Tom, one im sure she will smile upon as she reads, then tell you that your heart is bigger than your brain as she reaches into her box of crackers and sits back to munch away and observe us all mourning like beaten cats...

too bad you cant smack us back into smiling Jenn.. hehe... uhh, nevermind.. i take that back before you figure out a way to do it.. hehe... im sure gonna miss you dammit... i promise never to forget...
"Thoughts are the shadows of our feelings - always darker, emptier and simpler."
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Post by Miyu » Fri May 21, 2004 9:44 pm

very touching write tom, i'm sure ravyn would love it.

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Post by Tom Watson » Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:48 pm

Goodness...more comments missed....and to a poem of special significance because it was inspired by The Ravyn.....
Sorry I am so late, but thank you, Thief...I know the special place Jen held in your heart and I am certain that not many feel her loss as strongly as you...and your comments are truly appreciated.

And Miyu, my late response to the time you took to comment on this tribute, was not meant as a slight of you, but was simply an emotional wall that blocked out the reality of her being gone....thank you and I can only hope she does....

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Post by suede » Tue Aug 10, 2004 11:07 pm

I feel like a fraud now... :darn: I didn't read your poem before I wrote mine, our titles are similar and we even used "haven/ravyn." I shall chalk this up to great minds thinking alike! :cheers:
I really like the style that this is written in. Is there a name for it?

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Post by Tom Watson » Wed Aug 11, 2004 12:50 pm

Suede, Ravyn was an amazing person whose life could inspire poetry for ages to come of many styles, of which some may duplicate each other....
my style? hmmm, just a way of expressing my thoughts at the time....I seldom remember particular styles except when I am trying to emulate one......Thanks for the comment...and, again, for the contribution to her tribute...

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Post by heinzs » Sat Aug 20, 2005 8:03 pm

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