Get Your Premium Membership

CROW AND AUDEN

 A misprint in a newspaper reported: ‘Auden stepped from the train and was greeted by a small but enthusiastic crow.
’ ‘Hmm,’ Auden thought when first he saw the bird, as train came to a stop, ‘I’ll make this image mine before some Yorkshire upstart snaps it up.
’ He drew a notebook from his mac’, unclipped a biro from his tweed, stared at the crow, the crow stared back then recognising him indeed began to stun the platform crowd, began to flap, began to sing, and the poet wrote about its loud and flattering beak, applauding wings.
Reporters, fans all stood amazed.
It seemed as if all clocks had stopped.
Only Auden stood unfazed.
Only his chin hadn’t dropped.
He pulled a Woodbine from its pack, pulled out a match and struck a light, stared at the crow, the crow stared back.
The night mail train pulled into sight.
John Lindley

Poem by John Lindley
Biography | Poems | Best Poems | Short Poems | Quotes | Email Poem - CROW AND AUDENEmail Poem | Create an image from this poem

Poems are below...



More Poems by John Lindley

Comments, Analysis, and Meaning on CROW AND AUDEN

Provide your analysis, explanation, meaning, interpretation, and comments on the poem CROW AND AUDEN here.

Commenting turned off, sorry.