Saturday, 2 October 2010

bring on the cawing

they sit on my window sill
cawing creates a cacophony
I try to shoo them away
they don't budge an inch
black crows on my window sill

what tales they carry
of this world or the nether one
I try to shoo them away
they keep themselves fixated
black crows on the terrace floor

the cawing gets worse
they fight for supremacy
I try to shoo them away
they stare at me unblinking
black crows simply jumping around

a sudden quiet, no one is there
I look heavenwards
I try to bring them back
Where did they go in a jiffy
blacks crows possess magical powers

"my dad used to say, no other bird brought you news about your ancestors"

31 comments:

  1. I do agree with the Crow behaviour that you have described so exactly. Can be real pesky!!
    Nice take on try!!

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  2. Great words on crows. Enjoyed it.

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  3. beautiful poem :D
    and yes my granny also says Crows are our ancestors :D
    cute poem.. loved it.. :D

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  4. They certainly have a Wise Woman look about them!

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  5. That's one of my favorite sounds to hear. Great take on the prompt

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  6. The olds say, they bring some bad news when a crow is heard crowing in a near or far distance!

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  7. The Moon
    shines
    on a cat

    Meow

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  8. Very beautifully crafted poem..with your usual full of wisdom end line.. Thanks Gautami..

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  9. Liked rhythm. One does feel their absence.

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  10. I like the reaction and the questioning when the crows finally are gone.

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  11. Seems indeed as if there's much nature is able to teach. Great writing.

    Please have a good new week.

    daily athens

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  12. cute crows....
    love your perspective here.

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  13. They are mysterious storytellers, to be sure. I believe they are full of wisdom. I like your poem very muc.

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  14. I love how the narrator's sentiment changes, the moment they're gone.

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  15. The Moon
    shines
    on a cat

    Meow

    As a native Swede, I am particularly proud of my love poetry suite Sonnets for Katie.

    My Poems

    My wallpaper art Babes!)

    The Big Duality, the approximative euqivalence of God and Sex. Consider islam. Its interdiction on images. The antiphenomenon of pornography!

    My philosophy

    And: reciprocity: for mutual benefit, you will do me a favor promoting your own blog on mine!

    Yours,

    - Peter Ingestad, Sweden

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  16. i could hear them in your words!

    crows kind of freak me out :)

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  17. Yeah black crows always have a great status in our culture.afterall they are symbolised as the souls of our beloved. nice poetry.

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  18. My favorite bird. This is the 2nd crow poem I have read this morning. Must be the season. Beautiful writing. :)

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  19. Visibly..the crows had a good show of 'shoo':).

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  20. Gautami this is fantastic! Crows have strange behaviour.
    And congrats on the 100th on monday poetry train!

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  21. a wonderful whimsical poem of the crow... i think everyone of us has a story abt the black crow.... always around but never really there... also enjoyed the note about yr data and what he sez... yes, congrats on 100 over at monday...

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  22. A sweet one- yeah those crowies do drive all the other one away..

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  23. Thanks for stopping by, I am following back. What a great poem, Crows figure in so much lore, and the season is great for listening to the wise ones.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Leslie

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  24. This reminds me of the story of Hugen and Munin. I love the rhythm to this one.

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  25. I love those old sayings and beliefs that are passed down from generation to generation.

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  26. Great observations of behavior, both crow and human!

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  27. well written (as usual). Love the image of ignoring the mystical in one's world, until it's gone that is.

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  28. look at them carefully and they are beautiful...shiny coat and alert street-smart ways...they are true survivours...nice poem...loved the flow

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