Tuesday, July 25, 2017

C is for Crow

ABC Wednesday
July 26th, 2017

The letter is C for CROW


Every morning
crow 
steps
along the beach

as though he found the world
brand new,
and wonderful,
and without a doubt,

made especially for him.
The eiders stare,
the black ducks are busy
with their own affairs

as he marches 
along the wrack line
on his sturdy feet
to the bounty of stranded sea worms,

crabs,
abandoned bags of popcorn
"oh yes" his big black beak seems to say,
"this is good,
here is breakfast and lunch both

and as for dinner
I'll be back.
What a good world!"

I wish we could be friends,
but when he sees me
daring to look at him
he opens his strong arms

that are dressed,  always, in the darkest ribbons,
and floats off...


but only a little way
and he's down again on the sandy track -

and who has seen yet anything cleaner,
bolder,
more gleaming, more certain of its philosophy
than the eye he turns back?


Mary Oliver

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12 comments:

ABC Wednesday said...

A bird with lots of historie behind it... nice choice for c!

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Photo Cache said...

First time to see a crow with white body.

My ABC WEDNESDAY

Daphne de Jong said...

Nice poem you've made of it.
Daphne, ABCW
http://www.dcdjfotografie.nl/2017/07/25/21-crane/

carol l mckenna said...

Love the first photo and Mary Oliver is always wonderful with words ~ Great post for C ~ ^_^

Leslie: said...

Wonderful poem with lots of imagery.

Leslie
abcw team

Hildred said...

Top crow is a Pied Crow, - I haven't seen one either, but they are legitimate.

Lea said...

We both have 'C is for Crow' this week! The poem is wonderful and a very apt description of a crow!
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

Roger Owen Green said...

intense eyes!

ROG, ABCW

Rajesh said...

First time I am seeing white and black colored crow.

Chip Butter said...

I, too, have tried to make friends with the crows,but, alas, to no avail...

Betty said...

I always think of crows as being in a farmer's field. I didn't even realize they go to the beach!

Panharith said...

Nice poem you've made of it.




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