There’s a crow
on the hot tin roof
of our shed,
and glancing around
in search of applause.
The dogs catch his eye
but turn away,
with the vain ways
And they are vain, aren’t they?!
I believe so.
Love this! Great job.
Love this! Poor crow just wants an appreciative audience. =)
He came back twice looking for some love. They ignored him again.
If he had smelled like cat and been on the lawn, the story would have been different…
If dancing crow’s name is Hekyll he should find a friend named Jekyll so they could tell jokes in between dance routines!! Wait Heckle & Jeckle are Magpies but the two species kind of look alike!! Here come the the House-wreckers!! http://youtu.be/Uvm22_TdnlI
One of my favorite paintings featuring a Magpie is: The Tame Magpie
(Italian, Genoa 1667–1749 Genoa)
Of course I Love “Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!!”
Okay I seem to be getting a bit carried away by our avian earth dwellers! LOL!!!
Looking for attention, that is what they do! Very well done, and I love that the dog is smart enough to know all about the crow. As soon as I saw the title, I immediately thought of a poem I recently wrote called ‘A Duck on a Hot Asphalt Lake” > http://markschutter.com/2014/07/17/a-duck-on-a-hot-asphalt-lake/ My humorous take on A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.
We’re sharing allusions…
Intriguing poem. That is the problem with genius though, it needs an audience.
Also, in my opinion, any crow that can tap dance deserves appreciation, lol! 🙂
Well, he wasn’t completely ignored. I wrote him poem, after all.
wow that painted a picture! nice one!
Lovely! I can think of a few crows – including myself at times!!! How embarrassing! But still funny!
Glad you liked it, Cheryl.
So minimal. Yet, it means so much at the same time. Great poem.
I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Very neat! I listened to myself reading it several times, and then the rhythm appeared like magic.
LOL a tough audience!
Birders in New York City welcome Heckle & Jeckle. http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/new-york-city-welcome-birds/?_php=true&_type=blogs&emc=edit_ur_20140825&nl=nyregion&nlid=58215227&_r=0
That’s not a very long list!
Probably because some birds are getting ready to fly south for the winter. On the other hand I don’t know much about birds only that I don’t want them to bomb me with their “little gifts.” We have Canadian Geese (in areas near the Wildlife Refuge), Seagulls, the hardy NYC pigeons, robins, blue-jays, hawks, sparrows, and most likely more than I don’t know by name.
We have a lot of birds around, since I live on a lake in the middle of nowhere (well- in a town on a lake in the middle of nowhere- check out Salmon Arm, BC on Google maps).
This year my honeysuckle bush was loaded with the tiniest hummingbirds I’ve ever seen. They were little grey/brown things, their entire body no bigger than the end of my thumb. 6 or 7 humming in the bush. I think they were fledgling Costa’s Hummingbirds, but I don’t know for certain.
Cool. I’d love to see some hummingbirds. Occasionally Woody Woodpecker also comes to visit the Big Apple from time to time.
We see the big (2′) pileated woodpeckers now and then (big ones that look like Woody) and frequently see Northern flickers (same family, I believe) which are about a 10″ and yellow/white/black. They fly in a strange dipping flight pattern.
Americans are generally impressed that Bald eagles are normal around here, sometimes many in the same tree, like during salmon spawning time.
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Shawn Bird is an author, poet, and educator in the beautiful Shuswap region of British Columbia, Canada. She is a proud member of Rotary and a former Rotary Youth Exchange Student.
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