Muscical Theme : Corvidae

Today’s  theme is  Corvidae


cosmopolitan family of oscine passerinebirds that contains the crowsravensrooksjackdaws

jays,magpiestreepieschoughs and nutcrackers. The common English names used are corvids (more technically)

or the crow family (more informally), and there are over 120 species. The genus Corvus, including the jackdaws,

crows and ravens, makes up over a third of the entire family.


All about  the Ravens at the Tower Of London as told  by  the Raven Master







Joni Mitchell Black Crow


Crows, Ravens , Jays, Jackdaws, and the like have always been part of legends from all over the world.



The Crow Angel

She fell to earth without warning

it was early and the sky was full of the colours of a new day’s dawning.

She was freezing and had never felt so alone

without her kin and so far from home.

Never had she felt this cold even though she was three millennia old.

She was weeping silently when she was approached by some crows, one, two ,three.

Gentle sister why do you weep why are you here

your eyes are wide and you smell of fear.

Brothers and sisters I have been exiled from heaven

and I do not know if I will ever be forgiven.

Sister, asked the largest crow what is your crime, that from heaven you have been told to go.

With downcast eyes she replied I fell in love with one , to me forbidden then to conceal this fact I lied.

Is it a sin to fall in love, asked the second crow, her slender neck inclined.

We thought love came from up above we often see the humans kissing arms entwined .

OH! I don’t know what to do said the angel,

her heart feeling as if it were rent in two.

The third crow, the smallest and the youngest asked her where is the one she loved .

With her head in her hands she cried, he is banished too.

He is gone, Lost to me I don’t know what to do.

The smallest crow sent forth a call which summoned their flock one and all.

We can help you angel dear we will help you find your love have no fear.

Then the skies  from far and wide were filled with black crows answering the littlest crows cries!

For now I can relate no more as I am tired and my eyes are sore .

I shall be back ere soon and tell you more.

There are two more little chapters to this tale if you wish to know  what happens to the angel, 

This Chapter can be found at

the other two installments follow on.


Raven Chant by The Wand and the Moon

Lyrics  here 

The Blue Jay



The name of the song comes from a street located high in the Hollywood Hills West, Los Angeles overlooking Sunset Strip where George Harrison rented a house at Blue Jay Way during August 1967. The home affords panoramic views of Hollywood and much of the Los Angeles Basin. It is located on a hillside of narrow, winding roads, difficult to navigate on a foggy night — thus creating the backdrop for the opening lines of the song:


“There’s a fog upon L.A., and my friends have lost their way.”


According to Harrison: “Derek Taylor got held up. He rang to say he’d be late. I told him on the phone that the house was in Blue Jay Way. And he said he could find it OK… he could always ask a cop. So I waited and waited. I felt really knackered with the flight, but I didn’t want to go to sleep until he came. There was a fog and it got later and later. To keep myself awake, just as a joke to pass the time while I waited, I wrote a song about waiting for him in Blue Jay Way. There was a little Hammond organ in the corner of this house which I hadn’t noticed until then… so I messed around on it and the song came.”




The Celtic Witch


I am the Celtic Witch I was once, one of three. I live in yonder castle it was home to my two sisters and me. I have not much left now that is dear to me there is my fine armoured stallion,my dragon and my ravens three.

I am a dragon mistress that was what fate dealt my way my red hair marks me as such, yes it is as the legions say. I am not to be trifled with I am only for the brave for fine words or fine swords will not hinder me.

I was out hunting with my dragon and my steed I was busy chasing my quarry  and I did not my ravens heed. They came to tell me the news but I was too busy to hear.

My heart was ripped away from me when finding on my return that those evil witch hunters had taken my sisters away and had them burned. I vow I shall have revenge those evil witch hunters will pay I shall reek revenge on them they will regret the day, they took my sisters and burned them at the stake. I shall not forgive them that is not a mistake I shall make.

I will not sleep nor eat no drink shall pass my lips I shall wear two swords one at each of my hips. No fine words will sway me no fine swords could make me fear I shall avenge my sisters as they are all I hold dear.

So now I shall prepare myself my mission it is clear  I need to gather close to me just what I have left that is  dear to me there is my fine armoured stallion, my dragon and my ravens three.I shall fight for you my sisters I shall slay them all you’ll see.






Trailer for the controversial film the crow. :

The Crow is a 1994 American supernatural action film directed by Alex Proyas, written by David J. Schow

and John Shirley, and starring Brandon Lee in his final film appearance. Based on James O’Barr‘s

1989 comic book of the same name, it tells the story of Eric Draven (Lee), a rock musician who is revived

from the dead to avenge his murder and that of his fiancée.

Lee was accidentally killed during filming, and The Crow was consequently his last film. Unfinished scenes

that were to feature Lee were dealt with by rewrites and digital special effects. The Crow was dedicated to Lee and his fiancée, Eliza.

The film opened at the top of the box office and was a critical and commercial success. It also achieved a strong cult status.


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38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 09:40:10

    Nice selection! I could stay for hours! 🙂


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  3. 47whitebuffalo
    Nov 04, 2013 @ 13:31:15

    I ‘have’ seen the Ravens at The Tower.
    Long ago and on a foggy day.
    We share some Joni and some Of Wand and Moon too.
    Plus an image–I picked a song version based on audio quality and it.
    My poems are short and of kaw-ing
    Yours are of love longing.
    And so I bid you good crow day willow two one.


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  5. bearspawprint
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 01:51:26

    Wonderful. my favorites of course, are your writings. 🙂 I have so enjoyed this visit. Thank you


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  8. Johnny Ojanpera
    Nov 05, 2013 @ 21:53:38

    Willow, this is phenominal. Your writing, the songs, the pictures. I’m bookmarking this. ♡


  9. saminaiqbal27
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 02:05:09

    Great collection Willow. I like the photos of the crow angel. Thanks for sharing.


  10. bearspawprint
    Nov 06, 2013 @ 15:17:49

    Did I miss your choice for a new theme for tomorrow? Or ?


  11. 47whitebuffalo
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 01:53:04

    To Willow, Bear, Johnny et al. Something to consider in context with this seasons upcoming–should we put four days between our theme postings in the future to allow for –well, for the ‘things of the seasons’ and such?


    • willowdot21
      Nov 07, 2013 @ 06:52:57

      Yes I am up for that are we still going ahead tomorrow or are you wanting to start now?
      😉 xx


      • 47whitebuffalo
        Nov 07, 2013 @ 18:47:44

        Hi willow and Deborah. If willow is okay with posting Emotions on Friday–or on Sunday–or any time in between that is fine with me. The ‘schedule’ just gives everyone a time to aim for. I’ll try to get some input from Bear and Johnny and we’ll take it from there regarding going beyond Emotions.for this weekend. It sounds like Bear has busy things outside of blogland and that more time might be good for Johnny too–but I’ll make sure first.
        🙂 Until then, make sure you keep your teacup well stirred and warm, willow.

  12. Deborah
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 07:01:37

    I don’t see Eva’s question here about the four days question here, but I saw it in my email. I would appreciate four days, not so much for the holidays, but because the heavy part of my teaching and publishing schedule starts next week, and I would be more likely to be able to continue if there was a little more time between the scheduled themes. 🙂


    • willowdot21
      Nov 07, 2013 @ 13:21:41

      Yes I agree four days would be good , just trying to find out when we start?? and when we put up Emotions?


      • Deborah
        Nov 07, 2013 @ 13:43:37

        I don’t know how others feel, but I’m really wanting to get involved in the emotions theme, so if we could have a few days for that, I’d be quite happy. Maybe it would help others too. 🙂 Maybe do something where we just set up twice a week, Wednesdays and Sundays, rather than setting a day each time. Just a thought.

      • willowdot21
        Nov 07, 2013 @ 13:46:21

        That is a good idea all we need is to know what the others want but Wednesday and Sunday sounds good to me! 😉

      • 47whitebuffalo
        Nov 07, 2013 @ 19:27:17

        HI, waiting for my other comment to appear, but, heads up, I’ve posted requests for input over at Bear and Johnny’s blog casas. If they both check their ‘comments’ they will eventually find their way here. Or not. One way or another we’ll get things sorted out. 🙂
        Btw, about those spoons, Willow…hmmm. I guess I need to do a little research before I comment on that comment. LOL.

      • willowdot21
        Nov 07, 2013 @ 19:45:30

        Wooden spoon is a reference to someone who says something provocative. Also a stirer is someone who causes trouble. I was kidding I am not a trouble maker. Xxxxxx

      • willowdot21
        Nov 07, 2013 @ 20:53:30

        Yes lets do the Emotions Saturday this time and then lets see what happens after that! okay?

      • Deborah
        Nov 08, 2013 @ 01:09:17

        I’m good with Saturday! Thanks! 🙂

      • willowdot21
        Nov 08, 2013 @ 06:00:36

        Yea! we go for Saturday then!!

      • Deborah
        Nov 08, 2013 @ 06:54:42

        Excellent! And hello to those of you in far away places. 🙂

      • willowdot21
        Nov 08, 2013 @ 09:21:49

        I’d better get writing 🙂 big wave to all xx

      • 47whitebuffalo
        Nov 08, 2013 @ 02:37:11

        Saturday is fine by me.
        Yes, indeed we can take it from there.
        I think Bear was ‘passing’ on this theme round–so, I don’t think she’ll mind the change to Saturday.’in the park, I think it was the fourth of July’……. yeah.
        I need to keep in mind, that you, willow, are in a totally different time zone. As is Deborah. Hi there far away people.

      • willowdot21
        Nov 08, 2013 @ 06:00:04

        Saturday it is then, hi there to you in your far away place!! 😉

  13. 47whitebuffalo
    Nov 07, 2013 @ 19:50:58

    Heads up, my comments are not showing up in your comments section for others. Apparently ‘moderation’ is necessary. LOL. You spooner! O sure you’re not. Hmm.


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