Written for: Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Weekend Mini-Challenge
Art FLASH/55 (posted by Kerry)
“For this weekend’s art collaboration, I am introducing an illustrator in ink and watercolour, known as Anarh1a, from Novorossiysk, Russia. She has kindly given permission for us to use her beautiful piece, ‘Chernobog and Belobog’, for our poetic inspiration. This picture is part of a series the artist completed on Slavic gods, depicting The Myth of Creation.”
There flew across the sky, above the Infinite Ocean-Sea, three birds: an Eagle in a front and two bright Falcons behind. The first chose the path, and directed the course. The two others followed him. One flew behind the right wing of the Eagle and looked up, into the sky. The other, who flew behind the left wing of the Eagle, looked down. Eagle was a Great God himself. One falcon was Belobog (White God), the other was Chernobog (Black God).
For more background on the role of these gods in Slavic culture, please follow this LINK.
White falcon focuses
on the heavens, scanning
for changes in atmosphere
Black falcon sweeps
the ground from his position
to see where it is safe to land.
Regal eagle trusts in Black
and White gods to pave
his way. His time and attention
are taken up with deep philosophical
thinking, mathematics, and science.