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A Storytelling of Crows (an impression while working in my attic office listening to crow converse on the roof above my head)

Posted on: January 16, 2017

116.
A storytelling of crows
Lives among
A cluster of houses
Of which mine is one

I enjoy observation
And oft hear them talk
As they sit on the roofs
And just seem to squawk

But I know they say things
And exchange information
Since they take turns
Like in conversation

One will say something
The other will answer
Then together they’ll fly
For whatever they’re after

I admire their form
So sleek and so black
Beauty and brains
There’s nothing they lack

It likely most people
Don’t care to notice
This common bird
That’s always among us

But I see about them
A mysterious glamour
As they engage between houses
In intelligent chatter

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Note: Instead of giving my poems titles, I decided to just number them, since the first one I wrote back in August. It’s a fun coincidence that this is poem #116, written on 1/16.

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Speaking of crows, I wrote a little tune for Robert Frost’s poem A DUST OF SNOW which is about the author’s interaction with a crow on a winter day. The link offers a printable song sheet with guitar chords.
A DUST OF SNOW, AN ILLUSTRATED, SINGABLE POEM BY ROBERT FROST
https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/2012/11/27/a-dust-of-snow-an-illustrated-singable-poem-by-robert-frost-musical-setting-by-elliott-carter/

Sing along with Emily’s scratch vocal, here:

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https://singbookswithemily.wordpress.com/songs-by-emily/

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