The Murder Of A Dream

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

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The Murder Of A Dream

They split the air with their caws,

their cries,

heard much sooner than

they become seen.

Those birds of black,

their wings far spread;

a murder of crows

that streak across

in waves of black

in a cloud-drenched sea.

How I wish I could fly with them

up in the sky!

I’d take a step and there I’d glide,

the weight that hangs heavy

above it I’d be lifted.

But no feathers,

no wings

have I.

With them perhaps there’d be

some sense of belonging;

a feathered nest

and an corvidae acceptance

amid the scent of death

and the breadth of life.

In my mind I soar,

I wheel through the air

until that image drifts;

the murder dissipates

and I am left alone

to stand

in silence.




Submitted: December 13, 2019

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Mike S.

I'm just glad I have no car parked below them--excellent, Hull!

Fri, December 13th, 2019 8:41pm


Ha! Thanks, Mike.

Fri, December 13th, 2019 2:09pm


It seems so wrong to like this. But it's imagery is beautifully sad...

Fri, December 13th, 2019 8:44pm


Thank you for reading.

Fri, December 13th, 2019 2:19pm


A great piece, Hull.

Fri, December 13th, 2019 9:54pm


Thanks, jmm.

Fri, December 13th, 2019 2:19pm


Well written poem. Excellent Hull

Fri, December 13th, 2019 10:39pm


Thanks, Nauman.D. I have a bit of an obsession with crows.

Sat, December 14th, 2019 10:37am

LE. Berry

The thoughts of birds in union with people. Nice work hullabaloo22

Fri, December 13th, 2019 11:54pm


It seems that of all birds, the crow family are the most receptive. Thanks, LE.

Sat, December 14th, 2019 10:38am

Keke Serene

Ravens are well discussed in verse! A lovely metaphor about life and death her, community and dreams.

Sat, December 14th, 2019 4:17am


Thanks, Stars. I have a bit of an obsession with the crow family. They are believed to be the most intelligent of birds; perhaps that is why they are so often depicted as familiars.

Sat, December 14th, 2019 10:40am

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