Murder of cold crows ~ © 2012 Sigrid Saradunn
cold crows checkered past
one stands guard, other crows wait
first in gets first dibs
intelligent to fault
cold crows remember warm hearts
don’t forget to feed
cold crows, hold grudges
they know who you are ~ don’t cross
January 3, 2013 at 6:33 pm
I like your poem. Crows? Now they know who I am? Aghhhhhhhhhhh!
January 3, 2013 at 7:55 pm
I just realized today that the crows recognize my bright blue car…
when I slow down to take a photo, they scatter !
Will have to start bribing them !
FINALLY got a REAL cold crow photo today…the crows
in the street and a couple in trees, didn’t fly off right away. Brrrr.
I just read your note on haiku again…not knowing how to do it. The offer still
stands to give you a mini lesson on the basic form….
How I started was just writing whatever the topic was in 3 lines, 5 – 3 – 5 syllables
each line. Unless you are trying to do traditional haiku, that is a good start and works.
If you read haiku, you will see that is what most people do. I got along until NOV of last
year doing that !
AND you can google “how many syllables in…..” and you can find out !
December 21, 2012 at 1:22 pm
The Murder of Crows that took off from my house in California last month have made it all the way to Maine I see 😉 Great poem.
December 16, 2012 at 8:22 pm
Your poem brought the old Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds” to my mind! I enjoyed these and the information about crows.
December 16, 2012 at 8:03 pm
I don’t know much about Haiku, Siggie, I do know is how this poem makes me feel. Crows are a mysterious creature. They are dark, and they scream in their distress. Your poem reaches straight to the soul. I am not a fan of crows.
December 16, 2012 at 10:23 pm
thank you for taking the time to read the poem and write a response. Like a painting, haiku, any poem really, is hoping for a
visceral response from the reader…positive or negative. An honest response. I thank you for your honest response.
December 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm
It is a Great poem because it strikes me so much to the core; Right? Just because the receiver of art is not left with positive feelings doesn’t mean the creativity isn’t Great. Art is great because it touches the onlooker deeply. I believe your poem is Great to me, because is touched me so deeply. Did I express myself better this time? I’ll get better at this Siggie. Thank you for the help.
December 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm
Interesting view of 寒鴉!
Thanks for visiting my site
December 16, 2012 at 3:39 pm
Thank you for the nice comment…I’m fascinated by crows and their antics and know more about them than I do other creatures…am never sure if the “murder of crows” is from fact or tongue in cheek ☺.
December 16, 2012 at 3:20 pm
Awesome triplet of haiku Siggi. I didn’t know about that ‘murder’ is a group of crows. Thank you for sharing.
December 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm
siggio, this is a great set of haiku. I love the play on the word murderous. I get it ; )
December 16, 2012 at 3:37 pm
Firefly, above, and I, talk about the antics of crows often…and we discuss how it came about …our own theories from our observations.
Thank you for the comments…appreciate them.
December 16, 2012 at 2:28 pm
Ah, yes I can believe that of crows. Good and wise unless you cross them.
December 16, 2012 at 2:48 pm
As I said to Mark M. Redfearn, people or old crows…be wary of crossing them. Old wives tales sometimes has a touch of truth to them as I see it.
Mark M. Redfearn
December 16, 2012 at 10:04 am
I think some people are just like the cold crows you describe!
December 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm
I almost went that direction…people over birds, but my soul was…is…still reeling from the events in Connecticut and I went with the muse that was present from watching crows all summer while I worked.
December 16, 2012 at 8:23 am
Wonderful photo and very expressive haiku ~ great use of words ~
(A Creative Harbor) aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^
Thanks for coming by ^_^
December 16, 2012 at 2:43 pm
Thank you for stopping by and commenting. Appreciate the kind words.
Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife
December 16, 2012 at 2:32 am
If that’s true about crows, then it’s scary stuff.
December 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm
That’s what they say in Maine about crows…never cross a crow … young or old !
And a group of crows is called a “murder.” which is why I used the “murderous crows”.
December 16, 2012 at 2:05 am
I love this picture and the poem. Thank-you!
December 16, 2012 at 2:40 pm
Jfef…thanks. Appreciate your comment.