Category Archives: Ravens

Where Prime Ministers and Other Pricks

I am, it turns out, a misanthrope, And, though I don’t wish you all a rope Around the neck with a lovely knot Tucked behind the ear, I’ve often thought A scaffold—black with ravens and crows, Where a white dancer … Continue reading

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Between the Lines

The crows are constant scrawls There above fields of dandelions Pushing up, yellow, indecipherable, Swaying in the wind of starlings’ wings. Sometimes at evening a raven calls At the edge of the bonefield sky Eroding till the first quarter of … Continue reading

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Raven Tanka Diptych to End July

Raven Tanka Diptych to End July 1. The Night Pouring A raven patrols July’s last sunset, pouring the night from its throat— a sky of black resin set with stars, a white shard of moon 2. The Cold Moon Clanging … Continue reading

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Move Along (a Sonnet by the Summer Sea)

Move Along (a Sonnet by the Summer Sea) Down here by the sea every word spoken is a raven’s black wings bent and straining in the updrafts over the dunes, it’s a gull’s long throat stained orange inside with guts … Continue reading

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