Raven

Raven

A Poem by Leigh Green
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Hair as black as a Raven
Not a Crow
Not a Rook
If you care to take a second look

Skin as white as a Dove
Not a Snowy Bird
Or a Common Gull
They are much too faded and dull

Eyes as green as Emeralds
Not like Agate
Or Corundum
They are both much too glum



© 2013 Leigh Green



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I enjoyed the poetic form, theme, and rhyme in this poem. There’s color, and then there’s charming color. Your poem inspired me to write this tiny gift quatrain for you:

Colors

Raven black reflects the night.
Emerald‘s the queen of green.
Light embraces a dove’s white.
These are colors seldom seen.

Posted 4 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Thats really kind of you and another poem has been born that compliments this one -thank you



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A remarkable poem, and one to truly think on

Posted 3 Years Ago


Leigh Green

3 Years Ago

Thank you for reviewing
Love the way you compared colors by the discription of birds.. Your words are sweet and uplifting. Great peice, thank you for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Thanks I love the birds
a dull gull. I don't get to study birds much but that line intrigued me - I've seen gulls rambling around lake Michigan - and they are - "dull" at times.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

All in the name of making it rhyme, I expect their plumage is quite bright really...
Everything is not always what it seems.... how often does a Raven get mistake for a crow... I wonder?
Not in this gorgeous tribute to this mighty fine specimen of bird..... beautiful in it's own rights.

A wonderful write Leighgreen and a lovely homage too :O)

YB

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Loads of times, all the time I expect :-) Thanks YB
Vivid and quick imagery that reminds me why I love ravens. Great job!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Thank you very much
Very well written. Short, sweet and emotional. Excellent poem! :)

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Thanks Lady, yes it is a bit emotional
Balanced, insightful, elegant, as always! ♥

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Thanks Pop xx
Poppy Ruth Silver

4 Years Ago

Always welcome! xx
A person is likely to say we take far too much trouble to refer to eyes. Still ... what might be referred to a sight, vision, logos, celt ... occupies a large part of our action, understanding, speech and life ... spoken in a way that didn't say anything ... really Leigh! ... toooooo much.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Your comments are of real value to me as always
like a watercolor palette. excellent poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Thank you for reviewing
The rhyme was good and the content was better .But some more lines would have created an excellent poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leigh Green

4 Years Ago

Thanks yes I know what you mean, I had to quit while ahead though :-)
Ankit Mahar

4 Years Ago

Don't worry brother you are going to write better poems :-). Keep writing

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Leigh Green
Leigh Green

Bristol, United Kingdom



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