you are my brother, my kin
we wander and forage together
I see above the trees
you bring foes to their knees
together our life begins
no enemy will be let in
Wolves and crows have long been known to socialize. A crow/raven is smart, and wise, often acting as a scout, when they are out and about together. Amongst themselves, the black bird will share with friends, and spread the word when it finds something to “crow” about. Ravens are said to activate the energy of magic and links it to our will and intentions. When we accept the Raven/crow, we are helped to take unformed thoughts and to make them reality.
One of my earlier stories featured, Rocco a black crow that came into our lives, and with his strong personality, he took us on some wonderful adventures in a forest not far from our home, It was with his guidance that I met the most interesting “personalities and characters” that dwelt in the forest, on the floor and in the trees.
Imagination is a wonderful blessing. Through the raven I have learned and heard many stories come to life within my inner realm of words. What is it about the crow/raven that fascinates some yet totally repels another. No one really knows. I find them to be my kin, I love their conversation, and their opinionated calls. When they come together to enjoy some social time, they can be very lively and vocal…. when they are deep in thought and searching, their silent energy can be intoxicating, for they focus with determination, and fly with their radar on. All their sense in alert mode. They remember friends, and know their foe. In a study done it was determined that the New Caledonian Crow can make inferences about the behavior of hidden animals in its environment, an ability previously observed ony in humans (Los Angeles Times)
They can be ornery and loud, but who can say they are never loud or get ornery. For me, when the crows come back and begin to tell their tales, I know that spring is on its way. Always they come back, they crow, they call, and when I finally appear, they tell me of their holiday, and I smile from ear to ear, .. they have so much to say.
Namaste – Oyashikiri
- crow and wolf by Mauro Pasquero
- raven,kangaly.ru photo@Alexander von Reiswitz
- ravens found on ravensbeak.tumblr.com