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Monday, January 14, 2013

Ode to the Crow

W&N watercolour done on a textured back-ground by Skeletal Mess on Visual 200gsm

Ode to the crow
that finds its way
to fly straight home
on this most terrible day.
Through gusts of wind it takes flight
through rain and storm
through dark and light.
We cower down at the sight of bad weather
and it lands when its done
not missing a feather.
We act as though the world revolves around us.
yet when the finger is pointed
all we do is gripe and fuss.
we set our traps of jealousy
to capture which we yearn most
A white lie here and a grin of deceit
we are determined to make all
bow down at our feet.
through dust in ash
where all you can hear
is a wallowing cry
I say ode to the crow
that continues to fly.

- Cameron Daniel Brooks

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4 comments:

  1. A lovely poem and wonderful painting Maree!

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    1. Thank you Liz, I also thought the poem to be rather exceptional!

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  2. there's something about crow art - this is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Sharon! I'm also mad about ANY crow art, they are such exceptional birds!

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