Scarecrow

Scarecrow

A Poem by Viktoria
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and life goes on...

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I stumbled upon a scarecrow
long murdered by some crows
missing his straw intestines
one eye, a mouth and nose -

stalked arms in helpless cradle
lying fetal on his side
in piles of shredded mulch
and sennit tears that he had cried -

whilst overhead the snobbish clouds
proudly puffed and elitist white
cast not a single sideways drift
at the mangled scene in sight -

and I felt my heart skip just a beat
and drum an arrhythmic sigh
as Gaia wearing her callous crown
did revolve on regally by.


© 2021 Viktoria


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Viktoria
I hope you all like my poem. Thank you. 🌹

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I saw your review on Divya's haiku triple hitter :) had not seen you before so thought I would drop by. First of all .. welcome to the Cafe' .. I hope you find the outlet you are looking for. I have found this place a great one to read, write, express, experiment and find a whole lot of support and encouragement. There are all kinds of people and lengths of experience here at the Cafe'
awwwwwww poor scarecrow!! i feel his lonely heap .. nice work with the story and imaging .. i could see it all .. especially think the personifications of the clouds are creative and unique .. lending a sinister mood to them and to the goddess Gaia is surprising .. you are using quatrains and a varied rhyme scheme and count that is contrary to strict rhyme and rhythm ...kind of what Emily Dickenson did to the Hymn form which made her known as one of the first to move poetry toward "Modernism" ...
E.
ps. i love dance .. and admire all those who dedicate themselves to it .. God bless you in your dreams and goals.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Viktoria

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Mr. Einstein Noodle, for your very generous welcome and thoughts on the content and form .. read more



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Due to my association of scarecrows with the kind fellow from Oz, I find this a bit sinister; but in a most delightful way! Well done.

Posted 2 Days Ago


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Viktoria

1 Day Ago

Thank you, John. The scarecrow from Oz is a delight, I agree. Many thanks for giving this poem a rea.. read more
When Gaia passes you by you know there's no hope. ha

I too wrote a poem about a scarecrow but I could never get it right. You're a talented writer. I'm impressed with this poem and your ability to tell a story in rhyme. That's not always easy to do.

Great poem.

Posted 4 Days Ago


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Viktoria

3 Days Ago

Thank you, Relic. Your words are very kind. Very nice to meet you, and thank you for sharing your th.. read more
This is expertly done. You are a bard I see. A beautiful write.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Viktoria

1 Week Ago

Thank you, Frankie. Your thoughts are appreciated. 🌹
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Gee
What a lovely piece Viktoria with a "K", so !such so that first 10 reviews have received are from some of the best on here, sadly the 11th is a numpty" and they all have left glowing comments :))
I look forward to reading you more.
Good morning


Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Viktoria

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Gee. I just read your poem at the same time! Some poetic telepathy there! I saw no 'numpt.. read more
Gee

2 Weeks Ago

You are most welcome, wrap up warm :))
Well this is the first poem I read of yours. And based ub that I am lookin g forward to more. Welcome to the WC. I hope you find it friendly and stay.

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Viktoria

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Mr. Cowboy. Your kind words and warm welcome are appreciated. I hope to stay myself. 🌹
You are a amazing writer dear Viktoria.
"and I felt my heart skip just a beat
and drum an arrhythmic sigh
as Gaia wearing her callous crown
did revolve on regally by"
The above lines. So good, so powerful. You allowed the reader to view your words. I hope to read more of your work. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry and your thoughts.
Coyote

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Viktoria

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Mr. Coyote. Your kind words for my effort are very humbling. I hope to post something new.. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Weeks Ago

Please send me a read request dear Viktoria and you are welcome.
I find this write really interesting....I love the idea of "sennit tears" streaming down the scarecrow's face. I like how you describe it as if it were a horror show, and the personification of the scarecrow. Overall, this is a very smart write. You did a really good job.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Viktoria

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Light and Ashes. I am glad you enjoyed my effort. Your words are very kind and appreciate.. read more
light and ashes

2 Weeks Ago

You're welcome.
Spotted the Scarecrow title and had to read it. Had the same title in one of my poems.
I like yours, seems more regal. Not sure if scarecrows get a bad rap though. They do tend to get murdered by crows mind you. Welcome to the cafe.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Viktoria

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Paul. I am happy you enjoyed my effort and I appreciate the warm cafe welcome. 🌹
Welcome to our world of WC, Viktoria.
I really like this poem...it does a dance like ballet, but a bit more violent.
A murder of crows attacks...felt Hitchcock revived in this...
love the ending as well.
An ex of mine did ballet and I loved watching her troupe practice the dance...I got to see the process, just as we have our process with writing.
j.

Posted 2 Weeks Ago


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Viktoria

2 Weeks Ago

Thank you, Jacob, for the warm welcome and your appreciation of my beginner's effort here. And I agr.. read more

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