​​​​CANDICE JAMES  Poet Laureate Emerita,  New Westminster,  BC  Canada 

© 2013. Candice James Poet Laureate, Artist, Musician,  Songwriter. 

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Every poem in this book has a reference or an inference to winged creatures of the Earth. Most of the poems predominantly have Crows and Ravens as their subject matter.  Some excerpts below


“The Seagull’s Cry’: page 57

When the seagull disappears,
the echo of its cry
will stain the wounded sky.

“White Swans at Midnight”: page 58

The white silver sands
had slipped through our hands 
and the white swans at dawn
disappeared with our song.
 

CONTENTS

A Deadly Splash of Green … 9
A Murder of Crows … 10
A Pleated Movement of Rippled Water … 11
A Silence of Green … 12
A Smooth Black Raven … 13
A Thousand Bluebirds … 14
Accumulated … 15
Another Time, Another Space … 16
Angels and Gulls … 17
In the Shad0w of the Crow … 18
Birds on a Wire … 19
Black Satin … 20
Coming to Rest … 21
Conversations of Birds … 22
The Crows We Fed … 23
Doves and Angels … 24
Dying Birds … 25
The Faithful at Prayer … 26
Fallen Obituaries … 27
Feathered Friends … 28
Fly Away … 29
Frail Sparrow … 30
Green Memory … 31
Jagged Poems and Bruised Teardrops … 32
Knowing Loneliness … 33
Orphaned Nights … 34
Poem to the Sea … 35
Pop-Up Ravens … 36
Ravens and Teardrops … 37
Sculped Crow … 38
Silence of the Crows … 39
The Snow Falls … 40
Somewhere … 41
Call of the Crow …42
The Raven and I … 43
The Raven Listens … 44
The Space Between Moments … 45
Under a Tent of Trees … 46
Where Have All the Seagulls Gone … 47
November Birds … 48
White Water Rapids …49
Echo of an Eagle … 50
Doves and Angels … 51
Alone … 52
Birds of Prey … 53
Seeking an Empty Nest … 54
Satin Feathers … 55
The Crows and I … 56
The Seagull’s Cry … 57
White Swans at Midnight … 58
The Wishing Tree …  59
Black Cat … 60
Bluebirds and Lilac Butterflies … 61
The Eagle Has Landed … 62
I Call Out to the Crows … 63
I Drift and Dream …64
Just Beyond the Gray … 66
Raven’s Wing … 67
Black Satin … 68
Atmospheres … 69
Birds of Paradise … 70
Dragonfly … 71
White Swans Circling … 73
Tall Tale  … 74
Kindred Spirits … 75
A Bird in Flight … 76
The Brilliant Face of Time … 77
Heartbeat of Existence … 78
Beautiful Butterfly … 79

Author Profile … 80

Candice James

Poet Laureate Emerita

New Westminster, BC

CANADA