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A Raven's Thirst - Part 3

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A Raven's Thirst - Part 3

III

Below the cliffs a midnight tidal swell
as thick as tar now swallows heaven’s light,
a moment's dark as raven cants a spell
to cast his incarnation to the night.

A swirling tempest dwindles to serene
and, in the grainy dusk of twilight dawn,
his shape emerges, muscular and lean,
a manifest of human form is born.

He clothes his nakedness in furs of seal
and preens his onyx hair to mirrored guise,
as oceans, hushed, warn never to reveal
the raven that remains within his eyes.

He sets his kayak to the open seas,
and floats his haunting call upon the breeze.


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  1. Date: 9/12/2010 8:05:00 AM
    Dear Sharon, Wow! I can't wait for part 4 Do YOU have Inuit blood in YOU, I have Sioux Great Write I wait for more YOUR Liege ALWAYS...HG -- Soup Mail Call

  1. Date: 9/8/2010 12:52:00 AM
    Hi again Sharon :) Really love this Raven series of yours and I sure am anticipating the next installment-- I am just so impressed on how you just get to write each part as eloquently and mysterious as the others-- keeping that intriguing tone of your sonnet so well :) write the next one soon please, lol hugs & haha you had to mention food now I have to go snack on something now--as you know, I am not one to count calories at all, lol ;)

  1. Date: 9/1/2010 5:36:00 PM
    Beautifully done! I love this series! keep 'em up! hugs, Kris

  1. Date: 8/30/2010 8:05:00 AM
    Now the description of the metamorphose...this is so interesting...I wonder where his kayak will take him?...I can't wait for part 4!:) Emily

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 7:56:00 PM
    Intense and creative Joyce.. a powerful story ... enjoyed my friend..with luv..

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 7:44:00 PM
    ooh, sounds so handsome! How many more in this series can we look foward to, sweet Sharon? Hope all is well with you lately. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 5:18:00 PM
    enjoyed reading today.

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 12:34:00 PM
    Darn, Sharon. I keep waiting for him to meet the girl. You're really building the suspense. I bet you'll pull an Alfred Hitchcock twist on us at the end, eh? Maybe she's really a raven, too? Don't keep us guessing... (This is better than my soap opera) Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 8/29/2010 5:38:00 AM
    I so love this dark Sonnet series you have crafted Sharon. It reads like scenes from a Twilight type show, with Ravens the main concept. I do hope that the story continues with the metamorph from Raven to Man. A delight to read this Sunday afternoon >> James :)