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Crows: Poems and Video Links
Seven Reasons I Like Crows
a prose poem
1. Instead of singing, they seem to be calling out the news, or conversing among themselves.
2. Crows hold the middle of the aerial food chain, as we once held the middle among the lion-ruled plains and leopard-haunted thickets.
3. Crows band together to run off hawks and owls, like a self-righteous mob protecting its own, and the neighborhood too.
4. They are omnivores, eating the dead, the living and the vegetable. Their greed is innocent, but not blameless.
5. In certain light, each crow is a featureless window into blackness, upon which we may impose our dreams. They are opaque.
6. As they fly about their business, their wing feathers splay like fingers.
7. As I wish I were, but am not, crows never seem afraid.
Crows Mobbing an Owl
Crows Mobbing a Bald Eagle
Four Crow Haiku
Straight across the sky
under darkening clouds
two crows fly home
three crows chase away
The smell of earth
as light rain falls at sunset
blackbirds tease a crow
Against a flame-blue sky
I can’t tell what the crow
Why aren't these 5-7-5? See Learning to Write Haiku: Some Great Links
A Completely Cute Crow Playing Ball with a Dog
Four More Hubs on Crows
An informative and fun to read hub, as I've come to expect from this author, although more about ravens than crows.
A short essay on human kindness.