Crow: raucous. A sound. An energy rising from points of darkness that take the shape of birds within this world but which are really spaces of darkness that eyes of this world cannot see; only the point of absence, or  the point of entrance into darkness, is seen. By extension, a place which generates crowing, or a high point of rock. In chess, such a point, called a rook, is a particularly powerful talisman that anchors one of the four corners of the universe and moves when least expected or convenient. It is a trickster piece. A particularly powerful rook is a rookery; it is a place in which new crows (or ravens) are hatched.


A Sound Taking Shape out of Darkness, Mackenzie Beach, Vancouver Island

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