Ravens Dancing in the Sky

9 Feb

One of the great joys of living near Ravens is watching them dance in the sky.  I’ve shared this before [click] and [click].

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Ravens spiraling
Soaring, gliding through the air
They dance in the sky

Enjoy.  They are even more inspirational in person.

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For more photos of the birds of the sky, visit Bird Photography Weekly.

More movement poems at One Single Impression.
All content written by Liza Lee Miller unless otherwise noted.
© 2009, Liza Lee Miller. Creative Commons License

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21 Responses to “Ravens Dancing in the Sky”

  1. Pam 9 February, 2009 at 4:20 am #

    How cool is this?? Thank you so much for the videos, they were fun to watch!!

  2. KiteHorse 9 February, 2009 at 8:37 am #

    I like the first two lines of your haiku very much – and any poem about ravens, rooks, or crows is always a hit with me 🙂

    Now your last line is a continuation of the word picture you’ve already drawn.

    I prefer traditional haiku to have a last line which slightly jars, contradicts or surprises. Or which looks at an odd or symbolic angle of the scene.

    For instance, here are four unconventional endings to your haiku:

    Ravens spiraling,
    Soaring, gliding through the air

    { Single feather falls
    { Tractor coughs and dies
    { Sunbeams slant through clouds
    { Crescent moon rises

    Just my opinion, and certainly your mileage may vary. I do like your haiku as it stands as a soft vignette of nature 🙂

  3. Crafty Green Poet 9 February, 2009 at 9:01 am #

    beautiful, they’re such majestic birds

  4. Deborah Godin 9 February, 2009 at 10:16 am #

    Ravens – made me miss my old home. Loved the videos; watched them several times. I wonder if there were crows around as well? I know ravens can do “crow calls’ which is what it sounds like on the video, not the usual raven croaks, yet those are unquestionably ravens. Anyway, lovely poem to accompany them. Great post!

  5. Mick 9 February, 2009 at 10:47 am #

    A very interesting post! The videos were great and it must be even better watching them for oneself.

  6. Sandy 9 February, 2009 at 11:12 am #

    You captured them well in your photos,video, and your words!

  7. floreta 9 February, 2009 at 11:44 am #

    quote the raven, nevermore. 🙂

    how cool. thanks for sharing.

  8. Tumblewords 9 February, 2009 at 12:31 pm #

    Lovely dancing and movement. Birds are full of movement humans can only dream of…Great post!

  9. SandyCarlson 9 February, 2009 at 1:27 pm #

    They do dance with a powerful yet invisible partner.

  10. Neil 9 February, 2009 at 4:43 pm #

    Very interesting to watch them dance.

  11. Red 9 February, 2009 at 6:35 pm #

    They were having a blast that day! Nice to see so many of them together too.

  12. Bob K 9 February, 2009 at 9:14 pm #

    Wonderful video!

  13. Larry Jordan 9 February, 2009 at 9:24 pm #

    Very cool post Liza! I really enjoyed watching them dance in the air in the videos. Just last week I was driving to work in the early morning (when I see many birds) and witnessed a single Raven and a single Crow flying together.

    It was very unusual I thought but I didn’t have my camera with me so I missed the opportunity to photography them. Have you witnessed this behavior? Just 1 Raven and 1 Crow, flying side by side in one direction, with what seemed to be a purpose?

  14. Sparverius 10 February, 2009 at 6:56 am #

    I know that generally birds have two things on their minds: food, and mating. But watching this, don’t you think they sometimes just thrill in soaring, and life and living?

  15. Regina Marie 10 February, 2009 at 4:44 pm #

    Ravens are pretty smart too huh? I raised three Mynas and I call them my crows or Ravens! So funny and amusing. They just picked up me whistling to my dog…by the way, yours is adorable-

  16. bevson 11 February, 2009 at 4:51 am #

    I do love haikus, I used to write them, well, mentally work on them in the car during ugly commutes, but have totally gotten away from it.

    I have crows hanging around in the back yard, I think they are looking for a hand-out, but every time I open the door to toss them a treat, they fly.

  17. GeL(Emerald Eyes) 11 February, 2009 at 9:15 am #

    raven dance- nice
    enjoyed haiku, too

  18. Tammy 11 February, 2009 at 1:52 pm #

    They get a bad rap, but you have made me see the light. I can’t get “The Birds” out of my head. lol

  19. wren 11 February, 2009 at 2:15 pm #

    I only see ravens when I travel, but I like them as much as crows. You’re lucky to have them close by to see regularly.

  20. Maggie 12 February, 2009 at 7:49 am #

    I like watching all birds in their daily activities.

  21. The Ridger 14 February, 2009 at 4:31 pm #

    Wonderful videos. I don’t have ravens here, but corvids in general seem to have a sense of playfulness to go with their intelligence.

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