Martin Swords

(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

Submitted: Monday, July 02, 2007
Edited: Friday, March 18, 2011

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  • Rookie - 119 Points Indira Renganathan (9/8/2009 8:06:00 AM)

    One has to admit that there is something in the crow too to be watched...you are too watchful to give this lovely piece...beautiful poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 119 Points Jasmin Whyte (8/27/2009 6:13:00 PM)

    '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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 119 Points Alison Cassidy (7/18/2009 2:35:00 AM)

    Short, sharp engaging verse about a much maligned bird. Your final couplet is brilliant.
    Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 119 Points Duh Huh (4/14/2009 3:04:00 AM)

    I like crows too, with their ugly grace :)

    We cannot all be peacocks
    Nor would want to.

    Well said. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 119 Points Elysabeth Faslund (8/12/2007 5:46:00 PM)

    Short, concise, message is clear...but, I LIKE crows, ravens, everything but a vulture. Really, Love this little gem...xxElysabeth (Report) Reply

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