Crow, Raven, or: Rook

A limerick

In far too many mammalian minds,
Crows and Ravens are closely intertwined.
This timeworn argument
is just what Rooks so resent,
for it leaves their proud line undermined.

Eugiโ€™s Weekly Prompt

Eugi has provided the word “intertwined” as a writing prompt today.


d’Verse poetics prompt: Corvid Poetry

At d’Verse, poets have been prompted to choose a member of the corvid family and write a poem (or even a song) about it. Those who like an extra challenge may choose to populate their poems with a variety of corvidae.


Let’s write poetry together!

When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

Would you like to create poetry with me and have a completed poem of yours featured here at the Skeptic’s Kaddish? I am very excited to have launched the ‘Poetry Partners’ initiative and am looking forward to meeting and creating with you… Check it out!

58 thoughts on “Crow, Raven, or: Rook”

  1. After reading everybody’s death and portents, we really needed this! Thanks for a chuckle! (A chuckle of choughs mayhap?)

  2. Although Poet, the crow with its raucous voice isnโ€™t only a bird of doom, they come with their own mystery and wisdom too. Considered a brave bird.

    Some canโ€™t help talking about one without referring to the other.

      1. Yes there are many tales, it’s great to excavate them.
        ย “crone” was derived from an old Dutch word, “kronje,” meaning “an old ewe.”
        Today crone is accrpted as an ancient, dignified term, and embracing it liberates older women to accept that stage in their lives and proclaim their wisdom and power๐Ÿ˜‚
        Wonderful stories out there. I think it was Mary Shelly who wrote about these tales. She did a study and analysed the old birds.
        I had a copy, cant remember the title, it disappeared off my bookshelf.

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