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This image is inspired by a poem by Edgar Allan Poe.
Earthmonster provided the original template (background) image
for a challenge in the All in the Editing group.
The photo of the crow is mine. I came upon the crow while on the hiking trail to Natural Bridge

Canon PowerShot SX10 IS, Canon Zoom Lens 20x IS 5.0-100.0mm 1:2.8-5.7 USM.
Edited in Paint Shop Pro using duplicates and blending layers with textures added.
Textures by Shadowhouse Creations
(10197 views on Aug. 8, 2014)

This image appears on the calendar, Photomanipulation~ a New Vision (click to view)
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The verse from The Raven_ describing this scene is:

Deep into that darkness peering,
long I stood there wondering, fearing,
Doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal
ever dared to dream before
But the silence was unbroken,
and the darkness gave no token,
And the only word there spoken was
the whispered word, `Lenore!’
This I whispered, and an echo murmured
back the word, `Lenore!’
Merely this and nothing more.

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“The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe was published
January 29, 1845.

The Raven is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven’s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow descent into madness. The lover is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. The raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore”. (Wikipedia)

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Comments

  • Earthmonster
    Earthmonsteralmost 5 years ago

    Very Nice Jade excellent work!

  • Thank you so much!! ♥☺♥

    – SummerJade

  • – SummerJade

  • Detlef Becher
    Detlef Becheralmost 5 years ago

    Fantastic creation Jade, mystical and highly imaginative, well done!

  • I have a link so you can listen to the poem…really cool! Thanks so much for your comment! I truly did find this background to be inspiring. ☺

    – SummerJade

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 5 years ago

    ♥ Awesome image and work Jade !!! :D ♥

  • Thanks, Evita, Happy Halloween!

    – SummerJade

  • maxy
    maxyalmost 5 years ago

    WOw – what a gorgeous capture of this raven!! The moon, the one twig, the house and the bird’s stare……. magnificent work!!! xoxo!

  • Thank you very much and Happy Halloween!

    – SummerJade

  • joshuatree1
    joshuatree1almost 5 years ago

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  • Thank you so much for your kind and caring message. I know you have a beautiful soul because of the work you do! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaalmost 5 years ago

    outstanding

  • Thank you! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • Roger Sampson
    Roger Sampsonalmost 5 years ago

  • Thank you so much!! I am honored and excited! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • Lorna Gerard
    Lorna Gerardalmost 5 years ago

    Great work, it has such a mystical feel, I like the poetry also.

  • Thank you, Lorna! ☺

    – SummerJade

  • ourjrny
    ourjrnyalmost 5 years ago

  • Oh, Sharon, this is just wonderful! Thank you so much! ♥☺

    – SummerJade

  • rodeorose
    rodeorosealmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful work- congratulations!!!

  • Thank you very much!

    – SummerJade

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