Saturday, March 10, 2012

Ravens

Common Raven. Photographer: Atli Harðarson.
Taken in Seltjarnarnes, Gullbringusysla, Iceland.

The ravens are not afraid. They are darker than darkness. Emulate them.

They look sideways at death and mock it. Their cawing sends a shiver through the eaves that empty into the swelling night. They have no pity, but they are not wasteful.

Huddled in the trees, they carry the Empyrean shrouded in their broad indigo wings.

-- Richard Power