for a moment of joy or moments no one pays for, i give myself a ‘jornal’. this makes me rich. try it.

Christmas tree

Christmas tree…
on its tip
a crow


December 16, 2010 - Posted by | haiku, poetry | , , , , ,


  1. Christmas tree
    on its tip
    a raven

    Merry Christmas!

    Comment by Raven Garland | December 16, 2010 | Reply

    • But of course, a raven!!! Thanks, Raven!

      I was just telling a former creative writing instructor-moderator that I did see a raven in Baltimore, Edgar Allan Poe’s raven. Yes, they look like ordinary crows but I know theyr’e a bit larger and their feathers aren’t midnight black but violet or dark purple. Indeed, one afternoon on my way out for a walk at the Inner Harbor, I saw one perched on a stone wall around Federal Hill. It could be the lay of the light and the time of day or the right angle of my glance that I caught the purplish sheen and the bird’s proud tilt of head, dark eyes catching mine. I missed a breath and a heartbeat!

      Poe lived in Baltimore. By the way, I used go by the street where the publishing or newspaper office which received his first poem once was. At its facade in a federal building row is displayed a marker. At the Enoch Pratt library downtown right across the basilica, a few of his poems in his handwriting are preserved. His grave is also somewhere close to where we lived in Federal Hill.

      I haven’t seen a raven here in Vancouver. Perhaps, there are some but I haven’t been quiet enough to notice or maybe because EAPoe’s spirit doesn’t hover in these skies.

      Thanks again!

      Comment by alee9 | December 16, 2010 | Reply

  2. Comment by Raven Garland | December 16, 2010 | Reply

    • Thank you! It’s the perfect Christmas tree!

      Comment by alee9 | December 16, 2010 | Reply

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