MS (9th December Nineteen Fifty / Tiglin, Wicklow, Ireland)

To A Crow

Despised Crow
Who loves you
But another Crow.
Blessed with ugly grace,
And coal scuttle call.
Strut like funeral folk
In suit of mourning,
Condemned to deal in death.
We cannot all be peacocks
Nor would want to.
Beauty is in the mind,
As some beholders see

Monochrome. Wow!
Ask any Crow

Martin Swords
April 2002

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Comments (6)

One has to admit that there is something in the crow too to be are too watchful to give this lovely piece...beautiful poem
'Coal scuttle call' what an observation! I shall never again attempt to fill a solid fuel cooker without remembering the connection between coal and crow.
Short, sharp engaging verse about a much maligned bird. Your final couplet is brilliant. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I like crows too, with their ugly grace :) We cannot all be peacocks Nor would want to. Well said. Thank you for sharing.
Short, concise, message is clear...but, I LIKE crows, ravens, everything but a vulture. Really, Love this little gem...xxElysabeth
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