Musings of a Crow


have you ever stopped to ponder
the musings of a crow?
where their thoughts may wander...
where their musings go?
a cacophony of verbiage
they commonly will spew...
delivering their wisdom
in language understood by few.
known to bear a message
in words of mystic flow...
to refute their bold directives
is most insulting to a crow.
a hierarchy established
within their darkest ranks
by mid-air tournaments of joust
with beaks their knighted planks.
they are a bird of legend,
symbolic and obscure.
they never bode of happiness
it is a warning they procure.
also called the raven by
romantics near and far
they signify a twist that shifts
ordinary to bizarre.
I often stop to ponder
the musings of a crow...
whose presence is but shrouded
in a dark and cryptic glow.

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justom 6 years ago from 41042

Nice work, I voted it funny because every time I hear the call of a crow it makes me laugh! Peace!! Tom

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

justom, thanks so much for reading and commenting! In truth, the idea of this poem strikes me a bit funny too!

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kathryn1000 6 years ago from London

Really,really good.Metric perfection.Great topic.

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

kathryn, thank you so much! It was a fun write!

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dianeaugust 6 years ago from Tennessee

No_Clue--I love your wonderful phrases in this poem. They take me and transport me to the place into the poem. I'm there. It is mesmerizing. Beautiful.

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

dianeaugust, This one is actually a little bit your fault! Got me ponderin them thar birdies...blackbirdies...and crows are blackbirds, after was a fun write, and I am so glad you like it!

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dianeaugust 6 years ago from Tennessee

No_Clue--Glad we got those birdies flocking with words in your head. I love when writing spreads and spread. It's just plain fun is what it is! Take care, da

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GusTheRedneck 6 years ago from USA

Hi No_Clue - Our poet with the misleading pen name... This was a really fine poem about a really interesting critter, the crow. The crows, ravens, and the the other cousins are fascinating birds both in legend and in real life. It was close to as much fun to read your words as it is to watch these birds doing their stuff.


Gus :-)))

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

Gus, that is about as high as a compliment as one can give, there now! I thank you, Sir, bowing deeply!

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Doug Turner Jr. 6 years ago

Yes! You rock, mysterious no-clue writer. This is dark and impressively rhymed. I am officially a fan. Stop back for more when I not swamped with life. Cheers.

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

Doug Turner Jr. thank you kindly. Feel free to come back any time!

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vietnamvet68 6 years ago from New York State

Oh yes the Crow the mysterious bird of dark tales. This was awesome, loved it. God Bless

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

thank you, vietnamvet, I am happy you liked it!

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Eternal Evolution 6 years ago from kentucky

Yet again another wonderful hub and poem. i love crows, ravens and black birds so this poem was a pleasure to read. Best of wishes!

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

Eternal E, thanks! I love crows, ravens and all birds really but the crow surely captures the imagination and inspiration! I am glad you liked it!

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Radioguy 6 years ago from Maine

This is excellent! What a great idea for truly the cow, above all animals, does seem to be musing, pondering fate. The cow is big but gentle with the romantic soul of a poet. A+

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No_Clue 6 years ago Author

radioguy, thanks so much for the read and great comment!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

I am definitely with you here. Such a wonderful rhyme and rhythm here, I was basking in images! I once stopped and 'talked' to the crow, it was tilting its head like it was really understanding what I was saying, it was mesmerizing yet really spooky. In the end, my friend got really scared of the 'talk' and the other one called me 'crowd whisperer' for that LOL

No_Clue 4 years ago

Again, thank you, BeyondMax! Crows are interesting little critters for sure! Crow-whisperer, huh? That sparks the imagination!

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