Marja-Leena Rathje
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a little black humour?

Marja-Leena | 29/11/2007 | 9 comments
themes: Neat stuff


raven on duty
black bird of omen sitting
perched on the look-out

Heh. Nice shot!

Olivia, thanks for the haiku!

Leslee and Joan, thanks, glad you enjoyed this.

Perhaps he's stuffed - as an awful warning.

Peter, thanks. But I must admit I'm stumped by what it means - a literary reference?

Anna, believe me this crow was very alive, and fairly tame as it let me get close for this shot. Funny though how many meanings we can find in this picture.

Yes, from Edgar Allan Poe's longer poem, The Raven. The narrator in the poem is stared at by a raven that appears on a dreary night; the narrator, who sounds clinically depressed, muses desperately on the dark meaning of the bird's appearance. The raven responds periodically, with the words, "Nevermore!"

Peter, that's very interesting! Thanks for getting back to me on this. I'll have to find and read that poem, I don't remember it.