Gifts From Crows

Dim December’s light
breaking dawn of Winter’s night
reveals a naked frozen bough
hosting the chorus of crows

rousing us to a morning
thick in ice
where nothing flows
save time alone

leaving tiny gifts
in the feeder cleared of nuts;
shiny things;
an earring, a hinge, a polished rock

while reminding
they are not to blame
for the footprints
‘round our eyes.

Rowdy crows;
messengers of Apollo
playing in the wind
cornering a red tail hawk





About toritto

I was born during year four of the reign of Emperor Tiberius Claudius on the outskirts of the empire in Brooklyn. I married my high school sweetheart, the girl I took to the prom and we were together for forty years until her passing in 2004. We had four kids together and buried two together. I had a successful career in Corporate America (never got rich but made a living) and traveled the world. I am currently retired in the Tampa Bay metro area and live alone. One of my daughters is close by and one within a morning’s drive. They call their pops everyday. I try to write poetry (not very well), and about family. Occasionally I will try a historical piece relating to politics. :-)
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4 Responses to Gifts From Crows

  1. This is such a great post. The verses and the video. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. beetleypete says:

    What a strange film. I have never seen crows attacking a cat before, and they seemed to be ‘on the side’ of the black cat too!
    Lots of crows around here, roosting in the tall poplars, stealing the food from the pigs on the big farm. Some days, they are very noisy.
    Best wishes, Pete.


  3. GP Cox says:

    Whoa! I’ve never seen anything like that. What a video!


  4. jfwknifton says:

    A lovely poem, which displays an excellent knowledge of our feathered friends!


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