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Radiance by windfalcon Radiance by windfalcon
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
Process: 1 | 2 | 3
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Radiance by *windfalcon ( Suggested by aussie-dragon and Featured by Moonbeam13 )
KatieMcCann77 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work is fantastic! I love the poses!
dragonartist5 Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I am speechless . .  . Amazing work!!!
Scr1b3 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful it is now officially my desktop wallpaper :heart:
obscuring-sunshine Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love the color work in this!
VanellopeRose Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous!
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2013
Great work.
Fayuu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't stop looking at this :love: Such a beautiful art piece, you're my master *-*
Gizmora Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
This is wonderful!!! Great job! :squee:
xSharky Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This has great colour dispersion across the entire canvas, love the feel from gazing into it :) fav'ed
Onyana Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is such an amazing and creative idea that has been executed perfectly! Congratulations on creating a masterpiece!
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