they have that dodgy look

about them crows as if

they’re always looking down

their beaky nose at you and

they the waste disposal

merchants of the battlefields

recycling putrid human flesh


they’re sneaky too i saw one

steal a cygnet from an

inattentive swan which had a

largish brood and then it

nipped off to the bushes with

its windfall evening meal i

didn’t hear a squeal but

couldn’t help but feel such

sorrow for the hapless chick

◄ Bush Baby.

Love Thy Clergy. ►


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Mon 31st Jan 2011 11:38

Hi Steve - your comments much appreciated as ever - yes nature certainly does have its darker side to belance the beauty

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Sun 30th Jan 2011 20:00

Thanks Cate - thanks Melanie much obliged - yes Melanie sad certainly - and Cate wow you certainly got the gruesome job eh? Crows do seem to go for the eyes even young lambs given half a chance

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melanie coady

Sun 30th Jan 2011 19:10

love it hun quite sad!

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Cate Greenlees

Sun 30th Jan 2011 19:06

I like the wry humour in this Philipos. I used to sing a folk song about the Twa Corbies which was these two crows pecking out the "bonnie blue eyes" of a fallen warrior. Blood curdling stuff!!
Cate xx

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Sun 30th Jan 2011 18:54

Thanks guys - sorry about your sexual disappointment with the crow Kealan - that can sometimes happen with a small bird

Cynthia and Rachel - much obliged for your ever encouraging remarks xx

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Rachel Bond

Sun 30th Jan 2011 16:28

i like this philipos. Crows are my favourite bird, theyre everywhere and nowhere, so black so dark and noisy like revolutionaries, the punk of all birds...i like the way your poems read as mini stories x rarrrgh (crow speak for 'nice poem mate see ya' x)

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Sun 30th Jan 2011 15:25

Crows are almost as popular a poetic subject as the moon. This is really good, with its flash of freshness. I actually like crows a lot, disdainful and independent as they are. They are very clever birds.

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kealan coady

Sat 29th Jan 2011 20:11

i had sex with a crow. Theyre not as good as you'd think.........

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