Crows (Gogyohka)

I’m not sure I got this form right…someone will probably tell me😉

I love my crows

They’ve made quizzical expression an art form

Seeing them, my lips smile

There are stories in their onyx heads

Someday I’ll write a tale with wings

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Crows ‘n Snow

I count on distraction

From winter-fear white

Ice-rink-slick sidewalks

Fast piling-up snows

Soul’s soles without traction…

Ah, there—my delight!

Heads’ ebony tilt, quizzical crows

Eye my quake-shaky steps…’silly pace’ slows.

Their little prints, sheer artistry

Speak crisp language of assurance

Journey’s calm philosophy:

‘Put one foot in front of the other

Yes, the next…come, let us dance

Shimmered season’s rapt poetry…

Squint too hard, you’ll miss romance’.

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.

Casual Crows

Crows, gotta love ’em!

Two meet, converse

Right next to busy

Highway at rush-hour

In late afternoon when

Forecast calls for SNOW

Seemingly mindless of

Precarious circumstances

Sending humans into fret…

Casual demeanor, no cares

Consume, interrupt their

Peace, they’re a positive lot

Likely wishing each other

Best of New Year’s offerings

While I—(clenched, waiting

For crosswalk’s signal

Allowing safe passage

Through traffic, hoping I’ve

Bought enough groceries

To outlast whatever winter

Weather’s coming my way)—

Consider calm onyx feathers

Envy birds’ simple life, apparent

Trust that God will watch over

And provide for them each day.

©Rhen Laird/Cobbled Contemplations, 2020 ~ All rights reserved.