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The Raven's Call

In the icy white living mists, in the grayness 
Rising up around the olden mossy stones
I hear them calling through the smudging grey veils
That separate this world of unexplainable sadness
From the unknowable, from the unknown
They say the raven,  wisest of the birds,
A spirit animal, the shaman’s own,
Renewal, divination, and introspection  
Passes into the eternal,  there  she finds a second home
Finds a glowing light even in this eternal darkness
Standing in the inky blackness she fends off the icy fear

Oh raven,
Raven return from the mists--stay clear, return here
Pale woman in black, in human or silken ghostly form
In whatever shape you chose, a change of consciousness,
To face the cavern's darkness then renewal, to be reborn
Amidst this starless somber world, you call a second home
Introspection and connection --  Both to the newborn   
And to the crone.

Among the Dead Contest
Written by Linda Milgate
contest by Rambling Poet

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  1. Date: 2/24/2011 11:52:00 AM
    I had only read a couple of the poems and wanted so badly to enter but...too many things were going on and didn't get to. I knew Constance would have a time selecting her winners. There is a long list of winners here. You should be so proud of your winning poem congratulations Linda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/19/2011 7:12:00 AM
    Many congratulations Linda on your fine win in Constance's wonderful contest....:)

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 6:52:00 PM
    Great write here Linda!Congrats on your big win!

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 10:52:00 AM
    Congrats on your big win. Fine description..rohini

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 6:23:00 AM
    Very good poem, Linda, and the last two lines are positively stunning. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 2/18/2011 12:25:00 AM
    Sensational story, Linda. Many congrat's on your BIG WIN. Lainie

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 6:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win with this fascinating write. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 6:26:00 PM
    You did very well here, Linda. Congratulations to you on winning in Constance's contest.

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 6:07:00 PM
    Linda, great job, and congratulations on your honored sixth place win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 5:33:00 PM
    Congratulations on the sixth place win in the contest of Constance, Linda

  1. Date: 2/17/2011 4:48:00 PM
    Congrats Linda on your wonderful win in Among the Dead with this exceptional entry luv.. enjoy another sweet success and victory ...

  1. Date: 1/18/2011 10:14:00 PM
    Good luck with this wonderful entry into the contest. Harry

  1. Date: 1/16/2011 10:28:00 AM
    A truly brilliant interpretation of the photograph, Linda. I like the way you described the "change of consciousness." I did something similar with my interpretation. Awesome use of imagery to describe both the graveyard and the woman. Wishing you success in the contest, dear. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 2:09:00 PM
    Terrific write Linda. Kind of Poe-esque. Love it. Good job. Joe

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 1:49:00 PM
    Hi Linda. thanks for the visit. I have to tell my wife my password as I keep forgetting it, (it's an age thing) The very best of luck with this great write. I'm sure that it will do well. To you, joy and peace, Eamon

  1. Date: 1/15/2011 1:46:00 PM
    VERy well done, linda. Taking it to the supernatual realm. Good luck in the contest.Luv, Andrea