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A woman dressed in black
Stood at the end of the dock
She pointed to the west
To the other side of the velvet lake
Where the wild loons were wailing
And mirrored mountains shimmered
I looked to where she was pointing
Saw the sun smile on crystal water
Among cotton candy clouds
Closed my eyes for a moment
When I opened them
Looked once more
At the rugged wooden pier
The woman clad in black was gone
Only a crow stood where she had been
And then it too was gone

Copyright 2006 Regis Auffray

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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/19/2014
Do you ever wonder where she had gone. She decided to follow her own I suppose.
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 6/20/2006
O, lovely! Intimate and sparkling with meaning.
Reviewed by Judy Meeker 6/15/2006
I am a firm believer in visions. I have had many things such as this happen to me. Was this vision real?
It sounds more like a reality to me, than a vision. I am not normal.
Blessings on you!
Judy Meeker
Reviewed by Joy Marsh 6/13/2006
I love the mystery and the visions you have given me with this wonderful poem.
Reviewed by Blue Sleighty 4/29/2006
Love this one.
Reviewed by Karen Cino 4/26/2006
I agree with Meredith. This would be a great opening for a novel. I love the imagery and once again I'm glad to have started my day on such a positive note with you.

Reviewed by Meredith Dixon 4/15/2006
This could be the start of a novel or a story, Regis! Very tantilizing and well written; makes me want more! Love and God bless, Meredith
Reviewed by Connie Hinnen Cook 4/13/2006
Hmmm. A bit of shape-shifting, perhaps?
This one leaves the reader wanting more! :)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/13/2006

How did I miss this beautifully penned, intriguing poem? Brims with brilliance, this is an awesome write. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Amy Avatar 4/13/2006
Your vision vibrates with the
alluring rhythm of nature.
I could dance to it again and again...
soul filling...mmm..
Thanks for sharing with us all
Amy Ramdass
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/12/2006
poignant read
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 4/12/2006
What a vision!! Love every word and every line. B R A V A
B R A V I S S I M O !!! 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Cynth'ya 4/12/2006
Waiting for part two.
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 4/11/2006
Lovely poem Regis...oooohhhh and so mysterious. One thing interesting about looking to the west. Well, as you go further and further west, you eventually arrive in the east. And this poem is very eastern metaphysical. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Suzie Palmer 4/11/2006
Oh Regis
C'est tres beau! She was sending you a signal:
"...Saw the sun smile on crystal water..."
The sun smiles upon you, there for you, whenever your eyes are opened.
Stay open, and continue to shine your light upon us!
Love, Suzie :-D
Reviewed by David Young 4/11/2006
Love the imagery in this.
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 4/11/2006
This is very surreal, Regis. You penned it good too. I like the mystery surrounding this. Thank you for sharing this wonerful write.

May the Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I have the right to be."
Reviewed by ~Indigo~ Elga 4/10/2006
Dear Regis

A thought provoking and well crafted write Regis. There are many myths surrounding the crow, my late gran used to tell us they were the harbingers of bad news. I personally find them extremely fascinating and highly intelligent. Below is an excerpt which I found rather interesting.

"In Mythology and folklore crows and especially ravens often feature as portents or harbingers of doom or death. In mythology and folklore as a whole, crows tend to be symbolic more of the spiritual aspect of death, or the transition of the spirit into the afterlife. Amongst the Neopagans crows are often thought to be highly psychic and are associated with the element of ether or spirit."

Thanks for sharing.
warm hugs
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/10/2006
It is uncanny the power that these amazing "trompe de l'oeil" can have... especially if they are imbued with "meaning"... which this must have been to have made such a mark on you, Regis. This may be the beginning to a fascinating piece of fiction, or it may be the first encounter of a mysterious journey yet to be unfurled, but you create wonderful mystique and atmosphere here and draw the reader into the surreal nature of it all brilliantly. Bless you and thank you. Kate xx
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/10/2006
Wonderful write of mystery. This can be expanded into a story. Thank you Regis!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Alexandra* OneLight* Authors & Creations 4/9/2006
What a splendid story would unfold from this fascinating Vision, dear Regis! To begin... maybe with a line written with a feather left by the black crow, before it disappeared.
You are a very gifted writer with a very kind heart.
Lots of Love&Light*
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 4/9/2006
Oh, we love this mysterious write! Wonderful done,
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Regina Pounds 4/8/2006
Mysterious and describe an omen that lures the reader into fantasies.

Love the picture of the bird...very moody.
Reviewed by Aberjhani 4/8/2006
A VISION that definitely was: enigmatic, absorbing, and strangely beautiful.
Reviewed by Kathy Kubik 4/8/2006
I love the sense of mystery here, transformation and secrecy. I think the poem could shine even more if you eliminate some of the "I"s to tighten. Great work!

Reviewed by A. Santo 4/8/2006
You have written a very intriguing poem Mr. Regis

Crows are animals that are known for carrying many different types of wisdoms in creation. Here are just a few that I have read and found to be very interesting.

Guardians of the place before existence,
Ability to move in space and time,
Honoring ancestors,
Carrier of souls from darkness into light,
Working without fear in darkness,
Guidance while working in shadow,
Moves freely in the void,
Understands all things related to ethics,

I think we "humans" could learn a thing or two about our beautiful friends of creation.

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 4/8/2006
Beautiful. This poem totally engages the imagaination. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/8/2006
I love this intriguing poem Regis, love the touch of the mystical...
love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/8/2006
Fascinating piece, Regis - and you are a lucky man; I usually only see old prospectors, pioneers, and ancient warriors - I've never seen a female ghost. She may truly have a special message for you.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/8/2006
Great piece...sometimes a vision can feel so real!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 4/8/2006
I like this!! It can be many things to many people. Then again, it can be merely a mysterious read. Well done, Regis!!

Reviewed by Kate Clifford 4/7/2006
A beautiful vision of hope!
Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/7/2006
Great suspenseful Write
Thanks for sharing

Reviewed by Marie Wadsworth 4/7/2006
vibrant and well told story that is compelling and stunning.
Reviewed by jude forese 4/7/2006
and intriguing and mysterious vision that leaves the mind considering the possibilities ...
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/7/2006
You See All That Glitters Is Not Gold It's Black (Plastic)Hidden In Candy Clouds,i.e. Even That' Will Be Gone...


Reviewed by Ann Marquette 4/7/2006
beautiful Reg...
you really have a great gift..
i am so glad you share your gift with the rest of us..

Reviewed by Crystal Silver Angel (Reader) 4/7/2006
Regis, the imagery was truly outstanding, goregous and breathtaking..

((( Hugs And Love, JoAnne )))
Reviewed by Peter Paton 4/7/2006
A mysterious and surreal offering
Instantly reminded me of the martial arts movie " The Crow " with Brandon Lee !
Reviewed by Constance Gotsch 4/7/2006
Good description of the fleeting images of things we sometimes think we see--or maybe actually do see--who knows? I remember one time being in Santa Fe on the plaza on a rainy evening and seeing a Spanish Lady in a black shawl walk into one of the houses. Later on, I swear she walked throgh my dining room in Farmington, and when she left, I wanted to write again, after a 20 year silence.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 4/7/2006
A beautiful and haunting poem with such powerful symbolism, this one really got to me today, outstanding Regis.

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 4/7/2006
In the spirit world a visit from a Crow is a spiritual visit from someone in the past.

I have to wonder now who the woman was. You need to look into this since you're now a conduit.

You're a lucky choice so I'm told. When a crow comes to you then you are to be a messenger.

Great poem. See how your words motivated my thinking.

Reviewed by A PAX 4/7/2006
A keeper Regis
pax A
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/7/2006
C'est magnifique, mon ami! BRAVO!

(((HUGS))) and much love, ton ami, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Sandra Corona 4/7/2006
Ah, vision or dream? Still beautiful, my friend :)!

Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/7/2006
Perhaps a shadow that is now gone? This haunts, Reg. If this was a novel and this was the opening paragraph, I wouldn't stop until I learned of its meaning. Grips like good writing should!

Love, Lin
Reviewed by Robert Martin 4/7/2006
What vivid imagery, I love it! Kind of reminds me of the Buddha's statement about his teachings being a finger pointing to the moon.
Reviewed by Janet Bellinger 4/7/2006
This is a vivid and sad poem, Regis, Your images are as clear as they always are.

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 4/7/2006
Wonderful free verse Regis..
Take care......
Reviewed by Paul Williams 4/7/2006
Good job it wasn't a Raven that would've been bad news (lord of the Battlefield). An excellent offering Regis right up my street.

Reviewed by totally anonymous 4/7/2006
wow oustanding mysterious write well done
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 4/7/2006
A vision indeed, Regis! Reminds me of Flagg and the raven/crow in Stephen King's "The Stand." Haunting imagery and very vivid. Has shades of a reincarnate poem. Very Cool!

Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/7/2006
A very well written, rather surreal, dream/poem. Much enjoyed, thank you.
Take care,
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 4/7/2006
OOOOOOHHHH! A mystery!!! I love it! Different and very cool!!!
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/7/2006
Captivating poem with the sense of illusion making it alluring.
Beautiful mysterious write Regis, love the photos...

Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/7/2006
Symbology in play here making this an extraordinary write with a vivid and striking image left to nag at the readers subconsciouness. Well done.
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