Dark  Novemeber

Dark Novemeber

A Poem by Patricia
"

for the ravens and the crows

"

 

Loud black wings press and fold the wind

A bird of souls, not of song, scouts from the sky

 

It does not waste the shrinking November light

Nor is a peck of flesh on the roadside

 

Caws, calling from a circling murder

 

In barren trees, they settle and fill the branches

 

The night reflected from their eyes

 

They are the darkest in the dark

 

The coldest of November

 

They are inviting

© 2021 Patricia


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Wow, I had to read this poem twice and I had to slow way down while reading it the second time around. I saw ravens in every line and almost became one at the end. Good write...

Posted 1 Week Ago


Patricia

1 Week Ago

thank you JE for the read and comment ;)
Hi Patricia, the crows come alive and fly from the page, landing on the branches of the tree. Such a wonderful write that touches the dark with life. You bring a November night to life. A wonderful write.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Patricia

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you kindly dear sir!
shadrach hah

3 Weeks Ago

You are most welcome, Patricia.
It's ironic isn't it? The barest month of the year, dreary skies...and yet poetry seems most destined to fill the darkness...there inspiration even in nothing...and your poems fill the branches...
nicely done,
j.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Patricia

3 Weeks Ago

Oh I agree, the seasons are inspirational as is nature, sit, watch, write, that’s a good day. Than.. read more
A dark and well written poem with stark images of what I call crows; we have them in our area and they scare away other birds…..they are cold and black, bleak as a November night….they feed on carcass; yes you can see them in leafless trees waiting for their prey…
Best to you
Betty

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Patricia

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you Betty for the read and comment. Always a pleasure
Betty Hermelee

3 Weeks Ago

You’re very welcome!😊
Raven and the crows. Bird of mystery. I enjoyed the description and the direction of the poetry. Thank you dear Patricia for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Patricia

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you much and glad you enjoyed it.
Coyote Poetry

3 Weeks Ago

I did enjoy dear Patricia and you are welcome.
I love the fresh original way you celebrate the darkness of ravens & crows. As I was reading this in the semi-darkness of dawn, a hawk has been wildly squawking above my cabin, almost as if being in resonance with what I'm reading! I'm a big fan of the big dark birds & you've done these creatures justice (((HUGS)))

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Patricia

3 Weeks Ago

Thank you very much, we usually have a lot of hawks and falcons but haven’t seen any recently, lot.. read more
barleygirl

3 Weeks Ago

Love this share!
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Gee
Crows always bring to my mind images of undertakers.
Not a big fan of this time of the year with the days shortening and cold, dank weather on the horizon, this staying, once here, for the next 5 months :(
You are up there with the very best writers on here (imho)
Enjoyed reading you Patricia

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Patricia

3 Weeks Ago

Hello Gee, yes this time of year causes many to have seasonal depression but when I move out west I .. read more
jacob erin-cilberto

3 Weeks Ago

I agree with that opinion, Gee!
Patricia

3 Weeks Ago

Awww schucks! You all make be smile, I was gonna say blush but I haven’t done that since I was 15 .. read more
Ravens and crows are not my favourite birds. For me they remind me of death and decay. So right, they are not song birds. November is a dark month, the loss of light is felt as well as seen. This poem is beautifully visual Patricia and has a feel of winter about it. Great work. Your poetic expression is admirable.

Chris

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Patricia

3 Weeks Ago

Hello Chris, nice to see ya again. I normally write of my hummingbirds but sadly they are gone. The .. read more
Chris Shaw

3 Weeks Ago

They are indeed highly intelligent and they grieve their losses too. I can remember the distress of .. read more
I have read several offerings lately painting November in dark shades. Perhaps it is because it is a foreshadowing of the winter, a symbol of death. Actually, this one should have been set in "the bleak December," and at least one of the birds should have said, "Nevermore."

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Patricia

3 Weeks Ago

This is but an observation piece and I’m going to assume that’s a EAP reference which I can hone.. read more

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