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The Raven, London (U.K.)
Article published on 18 July 2005
last modification on 24 December 2006

by r-c.
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London. Anarchist Quarterly. 1987 - ?

The Raven? Why the Raven? I’m sure it’s not Poe’s raven. "Nevermore". Is it a symbol of disobedience,refering to Noah’s raven who left the job to the obedient doves? Or is it the bird of Odin,flying around the world and whispering all the news right into his ear? Do you refer to the flag of the Danish vikings,typifying their war like power? Is it the wise prophetic bird of the Greeks, the bringer of light to the Indians? The mimic, the trickster who learns readily to imitate and even in captivity is known for its courage,fearing neither cats nor dogs, nor children and often living to a great age? or is it Pugachev’s soaring bird that symbolizes the coming revolution?’ - `No,of course not! How could we be so pretentious? Ravens are just black birds’ As black as they might be , plumage,beak mouth and tongue, legs :even the feet are black.

The raven is the bird that:

WILL NOT GIVE HER BLACK PENNES FOR THE PEACOCKES PAYNTED FETHERS

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