11.22.2016

Eating Crow

A protest of crows
met at the Sunoco
sending contingents
across Armory Street
American crows
in a tumult
cawing news
of fumbled rebellion
more ignominy than murder
more sorrow than resistance

Sharing at The Tuesday Platform in the Imaginary Garden.

11 comments:

  1. What imagery, this is so profound and well said. I love crows, yes they do have admirers.

    The last two lines, "more ignominy than murder more sorrow than resistance" describes the political divide in the United States. However, by next May, that divide may have dissolved in a shared sense of disappointment or pleased surprise for both. Even the crystal ball can't tell.

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  2. more ignominy than murder
    more sorrow than resistance
    -beautifully written!

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  3. I feel this very deep... we need less sorrow and much more resistance... maybe also crows will learn.

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  4. Clever piece, utilizing so much of the imagery associated with crows, especially Jim Crow.

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  5. The motif of the crows comes across very strongly, Marian. I always see them as harbingers or messengers.. Thought and Memory.

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  6. Crows are extremely intelligent. They will figure it out, sooner or later.

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  7. "More sorrow than resistance".........and that "fumbled rebellion".....oh, such perfect words.

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  8. Ah, this hit me right in the heart. Eating crow indeed.

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  9. Definitely a timely piece. Love the precise choice of words.

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  10. Rebels feeling led to slaughter, emotionally subdued, passively they/we make a presence. Crying? Hopeless? Helpless? Checkmate?
    ..

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  11. The first line is a killer its ownself, and it's all top-shelf from there forward.

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