Crow caws your future—
cycles repeat forever,
light to dark to light
time, it resonates–
flapping their bright-feathered wings,
and traveling on.
spot the sky. Humming
with the moon,
the sea sighs,
everything connected. Now,
listen again. See?
A Shadorma chain for NaPoWriMo, Day 8 inspired by my walk this morning. The crows have been so active, and right now a mockingbird is putting on quite a concert from a nearby tree. It’s a good time of year to look around and listen. Since I’m writing a daily poem for the Ekphrastic challenge, and I’m behind on all my work, I’m mostly not writing for the prompts this year. But, I do love the shadorma form. 😏
Thank you for sharing!
Love the line, ‘humming with the moon, the sea sighs.’ It pulls everything together…
Thank you so much, Linda!
Beautiful, Merril. The imagery is awe-inspiring. 💗
Thank you so much, Gwen!
Got in through the back door 🙂 Comment had gone though. I said that the tone was similar to the earlier poem, all shimmering light and birds’ wings.
It was very weird about that site maintenance thing. Thanks for going around to the back door. Yeah, sometimes I’m predictable, I guess. 😀
It’s the way you think. Mood. When we’re feeling bright and cheerful, that’s the way the poems come out 🙂
Yes, I suppose so. The Ekphrastic art prompts are much different from the last round, too–mostly not as angry and scary.
Yes. I enjoyed the first Herms paintings but they were all angry and violent. A bit of variety is more stimulating.
Yes, these seem different. I mean, each artist has his/her own style, but the subjects are more varied.
Yes, they are. And it’s often still possible to string them together.
Yes, though not always. 😏
Crow speaks to you again, Merril… lovely imagery —I got lost in your words… ❤
Thank you so much, Colleen. That’s lovely!💙
I look forward to your photos and poetry every day, Merril. 😀
Awww–thank you so much, Colleen!😘
I particularly appreciate the last stanza.
Thank you very much!
You’re most welcome!
I love that ending!
Thank you! 😀
Yes, through your words the sounds of birds and their wings, and the moon and sea come to life.
Thank you so much, Ken! 😀
I love “the afterlight
the birds are happy and active this spring. A good sign, I think. (K)
Thank you! They are active, and I hope it is. 😀
I love “Crow caws your future— / winter goes”! Lovely rhyme and intriguing idea that one’s future can be cawed by a crow! I’ll have to listen more carefully to my corvid neighbours. 🙂
Thank you so much! Yes, you really should listen–they are really noisy here today! 😀
The last line is a brilliant indication of the cycle’s repetition
Thank you for your careful reading, Derrick.
This was lovely. I particularly loved the last link to your Shadorma chain.
I agree with Derrick, love how you cycle the poem back to the beginning. And “everything connected.” Yes, indeedy!
Thank you very much, Marie!