Why “In the belly of a black-winged bird” ?

I am fascinated with beautiful black-winged birds – crows, magpies, ravens and their corvid cousins – and with myths, folklore, nursery rhymes and other stories about them.

These tales are rarely positive and even rarer are they told from the birds’ perspective. I want to re-tell their stories as well as stories of people who are treated like them.

Let me take you for a ride in the belly of a black-winged bird.

Where did the name come from?

I wish I could claim I came up with it myself but it is a line from the song “Rain King” by Counting Crows (of course) and it fits perfectly.

Who am I?

I am Jamie Godsafe and I guess this journey started nearly thirty years ago when I wrote a poem called “Black is the Crow” as homage to the goddess Morrigan.

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