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  A Singular Bird
by Regina Pounds
Wednesday, March 24, 2004
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The Crow, for Ron D.

Through the open window of my room on the fourth floor ever so high

 I watch inky clouds heavy with moisture drift across the Southern sky.

The City street gleams with shiny asphalt and shrubs bedecked in June green

Cool winds sweep over roofs barely visible among the crowns of leafy linden trees.

Close, so close I think I could touch it, the acacia offers a fragrant feast to the lone crow, too.

I love to watch him...his Kapriolen amuse.

His efforts - gracious and drole - endear him to me.

He leaves his perch atop the slate roof of the next house I see,

to seek his dessert from the blossoms of the acacia tree

Now he returns to his open air den atop the roof where two of his kind eye him curiously.

He bows to them, elegant in his white and black plumed tux,

dipping his head and his chest nearly to the ground

Thus courted, the others turn around

They fly from the roof leaving him be.

He remains still, looking after them

Spurned, a lone bird is he.

I wonder at his efforts at the result at the way he takes the snub in stride...

He walks a few steps looks about and flies off the roof to the playground below.

No other bird there no human, no canine, no cat.

My crow decides to take a stroll through the sandbox, step by step all the way to the wooden bench upon which he hops... to take a nap?

No, he stands on this new perch surveys the shrubs, the lawn, the trees and hops back down to earth to retrace his steps through the sand all the way to a conifer and then..he takes flight...

Tomorrow I will watch him again and he will repeat this tour of his domain

His fellow birds will join him on the top of the roof

But he! he will remain aloof.


copyright 2004 RDP 

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Reviewed by Marcia Miller-Twiford
Some people are people watchers, some are bird watchers. I'm a bird watcher. Love their antics and their wake-up calls each morning. There are several crows who live around my property yet each is always alone. I've often wondered why they're so solitary. A lot like reclusive people. You've penned a great poem which I enjoyed immensely. It's a "keeper".
Happy Days,
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
What a beautiful job you have done of painting Sir Crow's portrait.
This is just great, Regina. More! MORE!! ~~ 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain

Decriptive verse to a 'T" - outstanding!!

Best wishes,

Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper
great bird Gina, this was nice. We have quite a few crows where i live. At times I watch them also. l&p. G
Reviewed by Pier Tyler
I like watching birds. I can learn something from them. I like this one. Thanks for letting us go on a trek with your crow.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead
nice work
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya
Profound write....deep deep deep!!!!
Reviewed by William Bonilla
Outstanding deep poetry

Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa
Rich and profound. Great piece.
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell
Exceptional and excellent my friend.

Love, Janet xoxoxo
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
Outstanding imagery and poetry, this was wonderful,

Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
Great poem Regina..I love to watch the crow...and
I love their shiny blue black feathers...they can
be very entertaining....but loud...LOL...I loved
the imagery in this piece...floria
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A great tribute to an intelligent creature. Thank you for this offering, Regina. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Debashish Haar (Reader)
FANTABULOUS writing...excellent use of imagery, hallmark of a true poet!
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
Outstanding imagery, enjoyed.
Reviewed by andrea coltman
Fantastic write and wishes Andrea
Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson
excellent from a lover of nature
beautifully done
Reviewed by Bob Holt (Reader)
Real good work about a graceful and mysterious bird. Great imagery, and I wonder what he's thinking.
Reviewed by Ronald Dondiego
This is an exceptional bird tale, indeed! Nice to read your work again. We crow people have a special insight into the mysteries of nature, as reavealed here in your brilliant poem. Best of luck, Ron
Reviewed by jude forese
crows are a very interesting, mysterious bird ... you've captured the moment perfectly ...
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Excellent write Regina!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Wonderful poem, Regina. I, too, am fascinated with crows - always have been.
Reviewed by Lori Moore
You've crafted some wonderful images. Love it!
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