Raven Fable/Fable De Raven

Two Ravens


A crafty raven

On a fence

Reviewed his life



Upon review

He did see 

Though he could soar

He wasn’t free


For three long nights

And three long days

The raven judged

His faulty ways


He had enough 

That was sure

But still he needed

Something more


Something bigger

Something true

 Beyond his life 

And where he flew


Where does a raven

Black as night

Find this one

Eternal light?


How does this raven 

On the wing

Cease his travels

His wandering?


The crafty raven 

In Despair

Searched the seas

And the air


To no avail

Could he find

Another of one

Of his own kind


In his longing 

To be free

He was blind

And didn’t see


But when he rested 

By a lake

He learned the truth

Became awake


Reflected in the water

Something deep within

He could see quite clearly

His beloved twin


I don’t believe you

It can’t be so

Why didn’t I meet you

Why didn’t I know?



The raven twin 

Reflected back

Replied with love

Replied with tact


I’ve been right here

All along

When you were weak

When you were strong


But now you ask

Why you aren’t free

Of course you are

You’re free with me


*Odin a écouté
Le rai du corbeau que chaque souffle est la vie précieuse n’est aucune plaisanterie


Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

2 thoughts on “Raven Fable/Fable De Raven”

  1. Lovely! t is risky to name a poem with the word raven at the beginning of the title, it immediately evokes Poe. Not easy to change the atmosphere after that memory. Is as if he bought the poem-domains/urls starting with raven or the raven.
    He did not saw before because he was to busy looking, that always happens. I guess he is free with him cause he must be able to see him to reach him therefore got rid of the eye-blurring constraints.

    1. Yes, I agree, it was risky and it’s certainly not poe worthy. Actually, it was inspired by a poem: Hammer In Amber by Gilles-Marie Chenot, regarding Odin’s ravens, Huginn and Muninn. As always marianna, you completely understood my meaning. Inner eye blurring has always been a problem for me.

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