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The Grief of Crows

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The Grief of Crows

Soaring above the bushfire's flames,
astounded crows, blacker than charred
tree trunks, flap spectral wings.

Numb with loss, no caws drone out.
Wind rushes in updrafts from
the smoky heat: to rise as a vengeful spirit,
to hammer at fleeing pinions,
to witness aimless circles above coal black trees,
now absent of rough stick nests.


Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 11/16/2013 5:26:00 PM
    Strong poem about the birds that appear sacred in many tales of the world. Nice reading from you, SuZ. :) G.

  1. Date: 11/9/2013 9:22:00 AM
    Fantastic imagery. One can feel the grief in the line...'witness aimless circles....'

  1. Date: 11/8/2013 11:37:00 AM
    Well done, SuZ; great imagery.

  1. Date: 11/6/2013 9:52:00 AM
    Hi Suz - I wrote a lovely comment about your misplaced crows and it got lost in a computer glitch. How sensitive these last two poems. A muse on death and how universal it is - devastating- human and animal. When I see a hit-by-a car deer in the road, a sadness comes over me. I think of my daughter Jeannie's death somehow. Lonely. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 11/5/2013 10:34:00 AM
    great work Suzanne.excellent. (: )Jenish.

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 3:59:00 PM
    The flight, the grief...damn. This hit hard. Excellent job!

  1. Date: 11/4/2013 5:58:00 AM
    Very touchy write, Suz

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 5:23:00 PM
    One can feel the plight of the crows, and the smoke in the eyes......well done!!

  1. Date: 11/3/2013 10:34:00 AM
    a dark captivating portrait of "death" in its many forms, suz... greeat work!...:) huggs