Thursday, September 23, 2010

My Crow


A crow flew into the tree outside my window.
It was not Ted Hughe’s crow, or Galway’s crow.
Or Frost’s, Pasternak’s, or Lorca’s crow.
Or one of Homer’s crows, stuffed with gore,
after the battle. This was just a crow.
That never fit in anywhere in its life,
or did anything worth mentioning.
It sat there on the branch for a few minutes.
Then picked up and flew beautifully
out of my life.

10 comments:

EMBELLISHER said...

Certainly something to crow about. very nice I say.

ArtPropelled said...

Your crow is a fine, glossy fellow and I enjoyed the poem.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Beautiful Raven.I'm really enamoured by the jet black colour.I first had a pet crow called NONDI,coz he had a single leg.Then another crow called Rajee.And currently a crow called fishy.They are so intelligent.And I just can't do without them.

pRiyA said...

Thank you Sanctified. I am really intrigued about the crows you had as pets. First time I've heard of anyone having keeping a crow as a pet. Can you tell me more? Is it possible to see a picture?

Leslie Avon Miller said...

Beautiful.

Sanctified Spaces said...

Hi Priya,

I haven't caged these birds. They recognise me and call out to me.They are on their own.This is the link of pic I have of Rajee.She has a family of her own now.Thanx for wanting to know.

http://sanctifiedspaces.blogspot.com/2008/12/crow-friend.html

bigBANG studio said...

gorgeous charcoal, as usual. and perfect quote. the crows here are especially marvelous, i think. do you know what the slightly iridescent purple ones are with the unexpected marvelous song?

Karine said...

Hello Priya,

Your crow is so compelling. I loved the poem.

I must say, the fact that you have no leeches in Bangalore makes me want to come and visit you. (Even more than I already did.)

One day, I hope...

Gwen Buchanan said...

Oh Lovely... a Beautiful Crow!!! I love them, you know!!!

pRiyA said...

Thank you Gwen. They lend themselves so beautifully to charcoal.