On the Ninth Day of Halloween: Parade of the Raven Prince

Ryan Aussie Smith

On the ninth day of Halloween my true love gave to me… a reading of “Parade of the Raven Prince.” Written for Nina D’Arcangela‘s Ladies of Horror monthly photo prompt I can really tell which of my ‘unpublished poetry’ folders Ryan favored.

Why did I write it? This is one of my favorites because of the amazing photo. I had an instant adoration for this jolly macabre-ster. I wanted to join him in the woods. Surely he was up to something wickedly fun. The photo communicates joy of life to me without forgetting that death is why we have the joy. Knowing our time is limited spurs us on to make use of the days we have.

I can’t help but share this amazing image:

Image by blackrabbitkdj from Pixabay

This is “Parade of the Raven Prince,” written by me and performed by Ryan Aussie Smith for Nina D’Arcangela‘s Ladies of Horror monthly photo prompt.

Parade of the Raven Prince, written by Angela Yuriko Smith and performed by Ryan Aussie Smith
Music: Twelve Days Of Christmas by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5503-twelve-days-of-christmas
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

You can find all the 13 Day recordings as they publish here.

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third generation Uchinanchu and an award-winning American poet, author, and publisher with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), a Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020.
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