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  Starve the Ravens
by Sage Sweetwater
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Rated "PG13" by the Author.

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A story poem inspired from old sea-faring navigation maps.

Starve the Ravens

Her mysterious tears
stain the old yellow

drawn on a
sheet of vellum
contained within
a circle,

produced by
monks in
medieval period,

black ink with
red and gold

blue and green
for rivers and

Lady Sea by
day, navigating
by the seabirds;

If the beak of
a seabird is full,
it is heading toward
its rookery, if empty,
it is heading out to
sea to fill its beak.

Muse by night,
navigating by
the Big Dipper.

The Pirate ship
was using lead
and line that day, 

one day's journey
out, the pirates
thought, but
lost in the trade

The pirates jumped
ship and swam
like bastard
robbers to
the Muse

to steal the
Mappa Mundi.

At the top of the
map is Christ in
Majesty sitting at
the Day of Judgement

To His Right and Left,
angels summon the
blessed and turn away
the unrepentant.

At His Feet is the
Blessed Virgin who
intercedes for those
who have shown
devotion to her.

The Muse jumped
ship and boarded
the abandoned
Pirate ship to free
Starve the Ravens.

The pirates kept
ravens aboard
and starved them,

then released them
for navigation.
The ravens flew
straight to land
for food and the
pirates followed
their lead.

Lost in the trade
wind, the Muse
was swallowed
up, leaving no
trace but her
mysterious tears
on the
Mappa Mundi.

Her last climb
was up the mast
to tear down
the Pirate's flag,

the skull and
and hourglass,
death symbols
to the pirates.

Her ghost ship
is seen on the
horizon in the
backdrop of
a lighthouse
and fat ravens.


Copyright 2005 Sage Sweetwater, firebrand lesbian novelist



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Reviewed by Nordette Adams 12/17/2005
Sage, I thoroughly enjoyed this. It took me right in because of your imagery and gift for storytelling. I also like narrative poems. So, Jude was giving us a poetic SAT with that "Mysterious Tears" poem of his taking a muse cue from you. LOL. I'm gonna have to cross over the GW and dip some of his tresses in the ink well. ;-) Just kidding. Your poem is engrossing and suspenseful and if it inspired his poem, even better for us. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by jude forese 12/16/2005
when sailing on a sea of mysterious tears we naviagte to where fat ravens survive the consequences of hunger and pirates walk the plank into oblivion as our ghost ship endlessly sails into the distant horizon ;)
Reviewed by Peter Paton 12/16/2005
A hungry tale hungry as ravenous ravens, steeped in medieval myth and legend
You never fail to stir the imagination with your inventive and intuitive writes..I actually was thinking of ravens today, which is quite a coincindence or something...
Love the animated picture which is an inspired choice
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/16/2005

Always a treat to read you; love the picture! AWESOME JOB!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 12/15/2005
I hope the ravens, after eating their fill, came back and pooped all over those mean pirates...? Ed
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 12/15/2005
Love the photo you found to place with this wonderous write.

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