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<i>The Dark Prince</i>
"And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting -

Still is sitting - on the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door;

And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming,

And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the floor ..."

(Edgar Allan Poe - 1845)

Often honored among medicine and holy men for its shape-shifting abilities, the Raven was called upon in ritual so that visions could be clarified.

Native holy men understood that what the physical eye sees, is NOT
necessarily the truth, and he would call upon the Raven for clarity and

The Raven still is sitting ... on a dead pine tree (about 2 miles up the West Fork Trail) near the West Fork of Oak Creek in central Arizona.

And, just in time for All-Hallows-Eve.

October 22, 2009


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Ejnar FjerdingstadNice photo,

Ejnar Fjerdingstad

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and I love that poem!
Posted Oct 24, 2009 10:57 am

lcarreauRe: Nice photo,


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Thanks, Ejnar!

Don't know why, but it reminds me of the
Hitchcock Classic from 1963...
Posted Oct 24, 2009 11:39 am

hiltrud.liuBeautiful picture...


Voted 10/10

Nice colours!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Oct 24, 2009 11:00 am

lcarreauRe: Beautiful picture...


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Thanks, Hiltrud!

Actually, the colours of the cliff behind the bird are completely natural.
Posted Oct 24, 2009 11:43 am

silversummitGreat shot!


Voted 10/10

Your new camera I assume! Very well done Larry!
Posted Oct 24, 2009 11:22 am

lcarreauRe: Great shot!


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Thanks, K!

This moment took me by complete surprise. Another raven had attracted my attention
down by the creek.

I suddenly looked up, and spotted this one
in a dead tree directly above me on the trail coming down outta West Fork near Sedona.
Posted Oct 24, 2009 11:48 am

McCannsterWell done Larry!


Voted 10/10

I just wrote an essay on "The Raven". Great shot. Don't know if you are a Simpsons fan, but they did a great spin off of the poem in one of the Halloween episodes. Happy Halloween!
Posted Oct 27, 2009 1:33 am

lcarreauRe: Well done Larry!


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Happy Halloween, David!

Most definitely my favorite time of the year, and the Simpson episode ROCKS!
Posted Oct 27, 2009 11:09 am

RayMondoI got a whole bunch of 'em


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They have taken a liking to my neck of the woods. Boy, can they eat! I'm sure the big guy (who is about 18" long) is going to lift one of the sheep and take it for lunch!
Posted May 7, 2011 5:32 pm

lcarreauRe: I got a whole bunch of 'em


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That's big for a Raven.

I haven't tasted sheep in a long time.
I think I had a good taste of mutton when
I was in Portsmouth during the Cold War.

I could NOT have my pudding until I first
consumed my mutton.
Posted May 7, 2011 6:48 pm

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