I came across this magical photo and decided to share it in my Sunday post. It is called “Narcissism” by Cynthia Decker. The crow is gazing at his own reflection. The dreamlike composition evokes all sorts of desires. It is faerie-like and very much a fairy tale…..woodland sprites out on the water, small beings with wings, angel babies on an adventure. I can see The Owl and the Pussycat in this boat…..
The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea
In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,
Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,
And sang to a small guitar….
This is such a beautiful photo. It took me to more of a John Waterhouse, “Lady of Shalott” kind of place…..love the bird on the bow also. Thanks for posting; it’s magic!
We all need a little magic….
and Wow, yes, I see that in the Waterhouse painting!
Interestingly, while trying to locate the origins, I discovered a number of other paintings and photos of crows perched on the bow of boats…..
It definitely has a “Pre-Raphaelite” feel to it. I love the mystery and the light shining in the darkness.
Thanks, it is magic
Looks to me more like The Crow and – perhaps a fish that may have caught the crow’s gaze! – that said, a lovely photo that inspires reverie. I have always loved the poem The Owl and the Pussycat – the simple rhyme – and it’s innocence. Thanks for bringing it to the fore! ox