I like ravens. And crows. And red-winged blackbirds, teasing with a flick of color.
And I like Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem with the haunting phrase, “Quoth the Raven, ‘Never More.’ ”
But I also liked the contrast of a mysterious bird bringing life to a restless heart — the flick of color in a dark landscape.
And, because I remain a romantic, the bird dropped just one letter, changing the meaning from Hopeless to Hopeful.
“The Raven” was written in 1845, a mere 170 years ago and is still disected, considered, copied and quoted.
Snow Globe details: hand-sculpted clay bird, embellished with metal details including eyes, beak and claws. Leafless bronze tree branch. The raven holds a single red glass heart in its dark beak. Handpainted round wood base in shades of gray, silver and black, finished with an engraved plate “Ever More.”
All images and designs copyright (c) 2015 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.