Monday, 7 June 2010

Poem for the Poetry Bus

The bus this week driven by The Weaver on of Grass. On the subject of flora or fauna.

This is one of a sequence on collective nouns. I am not a political poet generally but this puts me in mind of the events in international waters off Gaza.

The Murder of Crows

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9 comments:

Peter Goulding said...

Powerful stuff indeed Kate.
I honestly don't think there's enough political poetry out there at the moment...

Jeanne Iris said...

Wonderful! Crows are such fascinating birds, aren't they? I like way your imagery captures their movement and mystery here.

Niamh B said...

Another dark one Kate... you definitely capture the creepiness of crows there, it's horrible! (in a good way)

The Weaver of Grass said...

I like the metaphorical message in this very much - I was hoping that some passengers would take up the theme of metaphor. Political poetry has always been a strong medium - do hope you write more of it. Thanks for hopping on my bus this week.

Gwei Mui said...

WOW this is really black and luxurious ina very creepy way. I love that you have captured the stacatto rhythm of the crow.
Deeply disturbing but rich and very enjoyable on a rather horrfic kind of way

Poetikat said...

Ooh! This is a good one! I'm not a fan of politics, generally, but when you use crows, how can I balk?

Titus said...

Liked this very much, and especially that framing with "If I sit completely still,..."

Yes re Gaza, but this has so many possibilities.
It is scary.

Dominic Rivron said...

What a good poem. And as for it's overtones, yes, indeed. And it will apply to many other situations, too: the power of poetry to apply to more than one thing.

Emerging Writer said...

Thanks again everyone. Crows remind me of flapping authoritarian figures bearing down on someone small