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    A bit odd...

    Post  stephanie79 on Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:21 pm

    Hey
    Okay so recently I keep seeing loads of Ravens, I looked up the other day and there were five lined up on the fence and two in the bird bath...
    I also bought who I believe to be my soulmate/twin flame a book by edgar allan poe which he has a poem called The Raven..

    I saw a flock today too - I have no freakin idea if this is good/bad or what...


    Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,
    Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore,
    While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
    As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door.
    "'Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door-
    Only this, and nothing more."

    Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December,
    And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
    Eagerly I wished the morrow;- vainly I had sought to borrow
    From my books surcease of sorrow- sorrow for the lost Lenore-
    For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore-
    Nameless here for evermore.

    And the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
    Thrilled me- filled me with fantastic terrors never felt before;
    So that now, to still the beating of my heart, I stood repeating,
    "'Tis some visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door-
    Some late visitor entreating entrance at my chamber door;-
    This it is, and nothing more."

    Presently my soul grew stronger; hesitating then no longer,
    "Sir," said I, "or Madam, truly your forgiveness I implore;
    But the fact is I was napping, and so gently you came rapping,
    And so faintly you came tapping, tapping at my chamber door,
    That I scarce was sure I heard you"- here I opened wide the door;-
    Darkness there, and nothing more.

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there wondering,
    fearing,
    Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortals ever dared to dream before;
    But the silence was unbroken, and the stillness gave no token,
    And the only word there spoken was the whispered word, "Lenore!"
    This I whispered, and an echo murmured back the word, "Lenore!"-
    Merely this, and nothing more.

    Back into the chamber turning, all my soul within me burning,
    Soon again I heard a tapping somewhat louder than before.
    "Surely," said I, "surely that is something at my window lattice:
    Let me see, then, what thereat is, and this mystery explore-
    Let my heart be still a moment and this mystery explore;-
    'Tis the wind and nothing more."

    Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and
    flutter,
    In there stepped a stately raven of the saintly days of yore;
    Not the least obeisance made he; not a minute stopped or stayed
    he;
    But, with mien of lord or lady, perched above my chamber door-
    Perched upon a bust of Pallas just above my chamber door-
    Perched, and sat, and nothing more.

    Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
    By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore.
    "Though thy crest be shorn and shaven, thou," I said, "art sure no
    craven,
    Ghastly grim and ancient raven wandering from the Nightly shore-
    Tell me what thy lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore!"
    Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    Much I marvelled this ungainly fowl to hear discourse so plainly,
    Though its answer little meaning- little relevancy bore;
    For we cannot help agreeing that no living human being
    Ever yet was blest with seeing bird above his chamber door-
    Bird or beast upon the sculptured bust above his chamber door,
    With such name as "Nevermore."

    But the raven, sitting lonely on the placid bust, spoke only
    That one word, as if his soul in that one word he did outpour.
    Nothing further then he uttered- not a feather then he fluttered-
    Till I scarcely more than muttered, "other friends have flown
    before-
    On the morrow he will leave me, as my hopes have flown before."
    Then the bird said, "Nevermore."

    Startled at the stillness broken by reply so aptly spoken,
    "Doubtless," said I, "what it utters is its only stock and store,
    Caught from some unhappy master whom unmerciful Disaster
    Followed fast and followed faster till his songs one burden bore-
    Till the dirges of his Hope that melancholy burden bore
    Of 'Never- nevermore'."

    But the Raven still beguiling all my fancy into smiling,
    Straight I wheeled a cushioned seat in front of bird, and bust and
    door;
    Then upon the velvet sinking, I betook myself to linking
    Fancy unto fancy, thinking what this ominous bird of yore-
    What this grim, ungainly, ghastly, gaunt and ominous bird of yore
    Meant in croaking "Nevermore."

    This I sat engaged in guessing, but no syllable expressing
    To the fowl whose fiery eyes now burned into my bosom's core;
    This and more I sat divining, with my head at ease reclining
    On the cushion's velvet lining that the lamplight gloated o'er,
    But whose velvet violet lining with the lamplight gloating o'er,
    She shall press, ah, nevermore!

    Then methought the air grew denser, perfumed from an unseen censer
    Swung by Seraphim whose footfalls tinkled on the tufted floor.
    "Wretch," I cried, "thy God hath lent thee- by these angels he
    hath sent thee
    Respite- respite and nepenthe, from thy memories of Lenore!
    Quaff, oh quaff this kind nepenthe and forget this lost Lenore!"
    Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    "Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil!- prophet still, if bird or
    devil!-
    Whether Tempter sent, or whether tempest tossed thee here ashore,
    Desolate yet all undaunted, on this desert land enchanted-
    On this home by horror haunted- tell me truly, I implore-
    Is there- is there balm in Gilead?- tell me- tell me, I implore!"
    Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    "Prophet!" said I, "thing of evil- prophet still, if bird or
    devil!
    By that Heaven that bends above us- by that God we both adore-
    Tell this soul with sorrow laden if, within the distant Aidenn,
    It shall clasp a sainted maiden whom the angels name Lenore-
    Clasp a rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore."
    Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    "Be that word our sign in parting, bird or fiend," I shrieked,
    upstarting-
    "Get thee back into the tempest and the Night's Plutonian shore!
    Leave no black plume as a token of that lie thy soul hath spoken!
    Leave my loneliness unbroken!- quit the bust above my door!
    Take thy beak from out my heart, and take thy form from off my
    door!"
    Quoth the Raven, "Nevermore."

    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 lamplight o'er him streaming throws his shadow on the
    floor;
    And my soul from out that shadow that lies floating on the floor
    Shall be lifted- nevermore!
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    Post  Violet on Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:25 am

    I don't think there is anything 'bad' about ravens i'm sure I heard they are believed to be a powerful 'sign' as they carry messages to 'other worlds' or something like that. I'm sure raven is in our 'power animal' section.



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    Post  Crystal on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:11 pm

    I love that poem. Ravens are very powerful birds that can mimic others quite easily. Perhaps it is all serendipity or perhaps a coincidence? Either way that many ravens are gonna wreck any garden lol.
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    Post  stephanie79 on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:16 pm

    Hahah :) that's sweet xxx thank you
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:02 pm

    I remember that book but darned if I can remember the story.....Drat it!
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    Post  Native spirit on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:24 pm

    Ravens and Crows are messemgers from spirit the crow is always around me follows me everywhere.
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    Post  millergrls on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:37 pm

    Ravens bring messages and sometimes warnings but usually they are a good sign. You are being asked to pay attention. At one point you said that you saw five. Look up the meaning of the number five and see what it means to you at this point in time.
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    Post  stephanie79 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:25 pm

    Oh my goodness, pretty spot on.
    I looked up 2 as well as I saw two in the foreground in the bird bath - beautiful!

    Thank you xox
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:31 pm

    Wasn't there an old poem about ravens?

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    Post  stephanie79 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:11 pm

    <3
    Won't let me post a link because I'm not 7 days old yet haha.
    But go on Poem Hunter Joanie there are some Raven ones on there xox

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    Post  SpiritVoices on Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:58 pm

    I've just seen that on another site... :blush:
    Wonderful,thanks,Stephanie......you'll soon grow on here.... :love:

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    Post  stephanie79 on Sat Apr 13, 2013 5:21 pm

    I really want a raven tattoo now! xxx
    Hope so, loving it so far you're all lovely. Sorry for so many questions!!! Just get so excited about it all xx
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Sat Apr 13, 2013 6:19 pm

    Friendly bunch on here.....we might take the 'mic' out of each other but we never fight..... :lol1:
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    Post  stephanie79 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:23 pm

    you're all lovely :) xoxo
    Had a great week communicating with you all.
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    Post  stephanie79 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:33 pm

    Just to let you know -

    Raven: Magic. When you see ravens you may be about to experience a change in consciousness.

    I deffo can relate to this over the past two weeks :)

    Thanks for all of your thoughts on it!
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    Post  SpiritVoices on Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:22 pm

    I like that... :yay:
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