Monday, 21 February 2011

Crazy Crow by Joseph Harker

what would possess him
to make a stage of the driveway
for his encrypted hopskip in
three-eight time–


some urgent fire is
smoldering under those
ruffled India ink shoulders


for perhaps he mourns
the loss of a secret magic
with words that are almost
forgotten language–


the depths of his eye
in turn reflect the beholder’s
like two mirrors face-to-face




Joseph Harker

4 comments:

C.M. Doran said...

"encrypted hopskip in 3/8 time" I love it...the personality of a crow to literary music. thanks for writing, I really enjoyed it, and will reread it many times.

gabriellebryden said...

Fantastic stuff! Especially the last stanza - there is something very existential about the crow I think.

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Carol Steel 5050 said...

I love this...secret magic with words

Joseph Harker is amazing!