Saturday, October 25, 2014

Raven's Gift


Raven travels the Blue Road
to bring Wild Woman a gift.

You carry a message of trust,
says Raven,
light for the darkness of our times.
There is magic in the void,
creative forces swirling in the cosmos.
Reach up, and grab yourself a fistful of hope.
Scatter the news that all is far from lost,
that for every troubled soul, 
there are one thousand more
dreaming only of peace,
of justice.

Continue affirming
that being more, not having more, 
is where peace lies.

Raven hopped onto the hood 
of Wild Woman's car just yesterday morning.
She gifted him with crumbled biscuit,
and he flew, swift, away,
bread in his beak, and happy.

A gift for a gift.

This morning, Ella of Ella's Edge pulled a medicine card for me, and it was Raven. The message was timely, given the darkness of this week. Another friend sent an affirming email about the content of my poetic message. So I feel on track. Thanks, friends.


59 comments:

  1. being more - not having more - that's where peace lies - so very true... i love the little encounter with the raven... what a cool encouragement and vice versa gift...

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  2. What a marvelous gift & affirmation you present us with, Sherry; loved every word & sentiment in it. It provides a peek into the light, where even the cancerous news of the day begins to shrivel & heal; many thanks & sincere hugs from the lower 48.

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  3. I love the message of the Raven, being more, not having more ~ Thanks for the gift of words Sherry ~

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  4. Wise raven! Being more, not having more is a source of peace. more of us (I include myself) should remember this. Thank you for sharing this.

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  5. Lovely to have such a connection with a raven, Sherry. And wonderful that he would bring peace. Yes, a gift for a gift. That is the way life goes...at best.

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  6. I like how Wild Woman connects with Nature so easily.
    "Continue affirming
    that being more, not having more,
    is where peace lies." - yes, do continue to affirm this!

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  7. Sherry,

    Reach up and grab a fistful of hope..we need to always carry hope. It is good give the raven a bread crumb. I had one crowing on a pole outside my place the other morning and I thought what is your message Mr. Crow. You are a wise woman.

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  8. So cool, Sherry A much more wonderful message than "Nevermore!" K.

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  9. I love this. The Raven's messge is full of not just hope, but truth. I'm becoming aware of so many people in all parts of the world who are expanding themselves in a way that expands peace and love for the world. We're not alone. We're not alone in these times of transition to a better world.

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  10. Being more, I receive the Light you send. Even in here, even this. I'm trying to think how to gift you back!

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  11. thank you Sherry for this assuring poem and the message of sharing within it.

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  12. Such a great advice.. So hard to live by.. Thank you raven and May breadcrumbs come your way.

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  13. This is so good, wish I could write like you.

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  14. I have always been enchanted by Ravens. They are so clever and seem to understand so much. They are like messengers from another realm and have been mentioned as such in myth, folklore and even the Bible. I love this poem.

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  15. Birds are quite easy to talk to if you don't jiggle about much. An Australian Raven used to eat out of my hand in my garden a few years ago.

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  16. in that the Raven came to you with this message and you understood it's meaning then you shared with us such lovely hope. amidst all the darkness in the world in the void, this gift you share will be reciprocated ten fold.

    gracias mi amiga for that piece of bread

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  17. being more not having more is where the peace lies...and the wisdom too....smiles....i would def be listening to the raven sherry...

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    1. there i am....i thought i had read this one....smiles....enjoyed the flashback to it though...and i hope you have a happy sunday sherry....

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  18. we saw the news as well.such horrors are rather common in our nook of the world.so the task of keeping hope alive is all the more urgent.ur words apply for us all. kudos!

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  19. So many important messages from this wise bird to YOU wise wild woman. There is hope in the darkness, there is light, we must help others to see it… you do this so well my friend.

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  20. For such a horrid Friday the message is very much needed.

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  21. the last part of raven's "message" is moving. an inspiring read to end my Sunday. if anyone / anything can be a source of hope, then we should be thankful.

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  22. Those pockets of dark help make the light shine brighter. I love Ravens. And I'm glad you got to commune with one, Sherry!

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  23. what a hopeful spirit you've captured within this poem.

    so many things i love here...the idea of hope, and the gift for a gift at the end.

    wisdom for the ages!! :)

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  24. It all goes to show love extended will be love received. No two ways about it, a gift returned with one and with a lot of hopes! Great lines Sherry!

    Hank

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  25. Do you have Jamie Sands' medicine cards? The raven is such a powerful symbol/totem. I have chosen it as the cover for my new novel that should be released in the next week or two. Loved your poem.

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  26. Excellent! You had a good get-away!
    ZQ

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  27. Your poem is a beautiful illustration of Marcel Mauss's ideas about gifts and reciprocity, of sacramental theology, and of basic friendship. I really enjoyed reading it.

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  28. Sherry I love the messages from and about animals, their spiritual messages. My fav lines were:

    Continue affirming
    that being more, not having more,
    is where peace lies.

    Beautiful!!

    Donna@LivingFromHappiness

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  29. God always ends rays of sunlight to penetrate the dark clouds...even though they are very small ones sometimes !

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  30. Love this. Ascending, hopeful, it really speaks to me. Chills from the 1st stanza. Beautiful piece, Sherry.

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  31. I think you're the gift to us, Sherry :) ~

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  32. "Continue affirming
    that being more, not having more,
    is where peace lies."

    That is profound, Koko.

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  33. A really great write, Sherry! 'being more, not having more, is where peace lies', such true words!

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  34. Grabbing a fistful of hope is not always possible, and yet we must keep trying...

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  35. Thank you for these uplifting words! I will think about them when the week feels heavy.

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  36. 'that for every troubled soul,
    there are one thousand more
    dreaming only of peace,
    of justice.' ~ really magic message ~ Love it! x

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  37. Another wondrous and inspirational piece, Sherry. I could not agree more with its message. My favorite lines?

    Continue affirming
    that being more, not having more,
    is where peace lies.

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  38. that being more is where peace lays... that's beautiful and true!

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  39. There are so good reason to be optimistic and also to be pessimistic. Maybe we need to be infused by both.

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  40. "that being more, not having more, / is where peace lies."---This is so true & I love it, Sherry. Same as we strive not to get our appearance noticed, but make our absence felt. Glad you can find a companion with a raven, which is a beautiful creature beyond appearance. Thanks for the gift of wisdom & for the blessing of reading this poem from you. Smiles.

    - ksm

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  41. "that being more, not having more, / is where peace lies."---This is so true & I love it, Sherry. Same as we strive not to get our appearance noticed, but make our absence felt. Glad you can find a companion with a raven, which is a beautiful creature beyond appearance. Thanks for the gift of wisdom & for the blessing of reading this poem from you. Smiles.

    - ksm

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  42. as others have illuminated the not having more is where peace lies is key - be content in and of yourself and the world around you..easier said than done but beautifully written :)

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  43. Oops! I never read yours first but a Raven pops up in mine too. At least yours didn't give you the look mine did.

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  44. grab yourself a fistful of hope.
    and spred it around
    a gift for a gift

    You bring me tears of joy.

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  45. ah, just like in the Hobbit... those ravens are so helpful... cool story

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  46. I also love the lines about being more, not having more and grabbing a fistful of hope. A gift for a gift speaks of reciprocal love. So inspirational and spiritual, Sherry! :)

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  47. Grabbing a fistful of hope! You are a healer Sherry, in every way!

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  48. The gift of giving and receiving balance - in the root of Universe, and our PU - poetic universe also based on you, Sherry. Blessings! :)x

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  49. I really love this story Sherry because it is so full of a concept that most people I've met have forgotten. Giving back to the world. Great tale :)

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  50. You are more than on track, Sherry. This is a wonderful poem... thanks much for the crumble of biscuit! You are giving peace a chance!

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  51. Giving "peace" a chance, I mean :-)

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  52. so nice to read this again Sherry and it has the same impact the first time I read it

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  53. Should trust him? Anansi and Coyote are at his weekly poker game.

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  54. Oh, Sherry, this is wonderful. I love it when Raven speaks to you.
    K

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  55. it is truly a gift for a gift. i wish for all to witness this.

    gracias mi amiga

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  56. Lovely message Sherry! Wish everyone thought like you do, world would be much better place to live. There is a soothing feeling in your every write! You sure are a healer. :)

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  57. Gift for a gift. Wise wild woman. I adore you, and your poetry!

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