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Radiance by Windfalcon

Radiance

Windfalcon

29 October 2012 at 11:58:06 MDT

Sun and Moon circled, Day after Night, Night after Day,

As summer grew, Eagle spread his wings, but Falcon,

She eyed him, jealously, and shrank away.

"Oh, he takes night from me!" she cried, "fewer eyes

To gaze upon me and my stars!" So envious Moon

Could take no more, and chased Sun away!

Night followed Night, and Night followed once more

Where Day should be, but Sun could not be seen.

Proud, Falcon spread her wings but found them dark!

"My light!" She looked up, angry. "Stars! How do you shine

When I have no light?" The Stars laughed,

"Foolish Moon!" They called, "you do not see?

"Sun gives his light not only to Day, but to you, too!"

Falcon was vain no more, but cried out for Eagle,

Searching across the world, but he could not be found.

"Bright sun!" At last she called, "come back! The Sky,

It grows cold and dull without your wings. The Night

Shines with naught but laughing stars."

A brilliant light cloaked Moon, and she closed her eyes

And she knew it was Sun.

"I have spread my wings too wide," Eagle called,

"We will share the Sky; in Summer I will fly long, and in

Winter, you shall take my perch." And Falcon felt joy.

Twice a year, when Day and Night are equal,

Eagle and Falcon fly together, each shining bright in the sky.

Watercolor and acrylic on illustration board, 7.5 X 12 inches

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    beautiful colors and mesmerizing detail. <3

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    I still want a print of this!

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      I have prints available! :) If you're interested, you can pick one up either in my Etsy shop, or you can buy one from me directly.

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        direct is easier for me, how much?

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          It's $15 plus $3 shipping, which you can Paypal to mysticfalcon13[at]hotmail.com :3

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            will do as soon as my own paypal is up and working again!