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Tale of The Raven and The Mouse by Reynaldo

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2010 Abstract Pastel on color stock 9×12″ 309 views as of 118 Feb 2012

Featured in Iberoamerican Colors Group 18 Feb 2012

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A Tale of The Raven and The Mouse

Once upon a time…long, long ago
before man set foot on mother earth
There lived a bright, beautiful, bold,
mighty, Raven he was so beautiful, and
bold as he soared The skies…smiling at the
sun. Always looking for an equal….
As he soared high above mother earth
He spotted a little old mouse…that
could barely walk… As the mighty
Raven folded his wings back and banked
into a steep dive…
Now the old mouse knowing he couldn’t
out run the bright Raven…just stood his
Now the bold, beautiful Raven’s wings
And tail feathers gleamed in the sun
in his dive for the old mouse
All of a sudden the Raven flapped his
beautiful, powerful wings, and tail
feathers and came to sudden stop
right in front of the old mouse
As he walked around the old mouse
who was on his last legs…
He suddenly said to the mouse…
Why…why didn’t you run…
It would have been more sporting,
more fun to caught and crush you with
my powerful talons then to crush you with
no fight …As I have no equal in this Kingdom
I have never been able to find an equal
to match my skills, my talent, no equal to
my beauty, my power…so why then didn’t you
run…old mouse
The little old mouse setup on his hind legs
and said nothing as he looked directly into
the cold black eyes of the handsome Raven…
Again…the Raven demanded to know why
the mouse didn’t run…Again the old mouse
said nothing…but looked deep into the soul
of the Raven…and saw a frighten little Raven
Now remember this is a grown powerful
handsome, bold Raven…

Finally the old mouse spoke, and said
To the mighty Raven…”why are you frighten
of me…I mean you no harm…Mr. Raven”
Now this answer infuriated the beautiful Raven
As he demanded an apology from the old mouse
And he would spare the mouse from becoming
his lunch
Again the mouse showed no fear… as he stood
his ground and refused to apologize, now he meant
the bright Raven not harm, but had indeed wounded
The Raven’s pride…he had become the powerful
Raven’s equal…as he stood his ground, as he showed
no fear to the bold and beautiful Raven…
Again the Raven demanded an apology, and in return
He would spare the old mouse’s life…as the mighty
Raven realized he had indeed found an equal….
With no fear, of the powerful Raven
Again the old mouse looked into the deep dark eyes of
The Raven…Except this time…he saw pure anger
As the old mouse swallowed hard …the Raven
swoop down and ate the mouse.

Moral of the story:
Always show respect…honour…equal or not… don’t press your luck
And when you have a change to run…
run… and if you can’t run…apologize ,,,ooops


As a self-taught working artist, I have always believed that we are all blessed with gifts. It’s up to us to recognize and develop them; to what extent we will use those gifts to benefit others that cross our path.

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  • eoconnor
    eoconnorabout 4 years ago

    wpnderful colourful work and agreat story too rey welldone @LIz\

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    Great story and image Rey. Loved this. :o)

  • Matty B. Duran
    Matty B. Duranabout 4 years ago

    Wonderfully delightful story. You underestimate your skills as a writer. Dazzling colours! I really like the psychology of the painting. The eye on the top of the painting I would suspect is the mouse. The mouse seemed to display more than tremendous confidence, but apalling ego, thus the eye positioned on top of the painting. The mouse, seeing himself as superior to the raven. The reds, yellows, and pinks, seem to illustrate the emotions of courage and anger, cowardice, and humiliation. Pink for the humiliation: the raven feeling humiliated, therefore eating the mouse out of anger. The yellow, the initial cowardice of the raven. The red, the anger of the raven, the courage of the mouse. Great blending of feelings onto one canvass. May God bless you! Great idea for a painting. TO GOD BE THE GLORY! In-Christ’s Love, matty

  • Lynn Moore
    Lynn Mooreabout 4 years ago

    Love this Reynaldo…the painting tells a story all on it’s own! Your writing is the icing on the cake : )

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1about 4 years ago

    Una magnífica obra de arte, mi querido amigo! Colores brillantes

  • LisaBeth
    LisaBethabout 4 years ago

    splendid healthy art!! i really recommend this can be presented decently in a great public healthy center or sector.. Great!! let’s celeberate: lisa

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 4 years ago

    Great work, and great story Rey.

  • BenPotter
    BenPotterabout 4 years ago

    Right on Rey….very nice!!

  • umbra
    umbraabout 4 years ago


  • Racheli
    Racheliabout 4 years ago

    Brilliant colours, this great creation is a story in itself!
    I like that lovely story+Moral…:)

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