The Crow Song

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Guttural chorus
now three notes without resolution
hang in the morning attempt at symphony
until other birds begin to sing

Hard to believe a fox
fooled you into thinking
your song was beautiful

But your notes have no clear rhythm
just a flurry then
lots of rests followed by
lonely crotchets

Every syncopation pauses
early morning flight to mingle with
your attempt to claim beauty’s song

Inviting sleepers to wake up to the light
your dissonant caw
settles into a simple two step
monotonous up and down

Call and answer
across the hills
roll your notes into tumbling
drum beat

(Extract from Crow Song – by June Perkins)

 

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