Punched in the Face by a Crow’s Perplexity by Catfish McDaris (HOW TO HEAL THE EARTH Series)   Leave a comment

The crow knows . . .

Silver Birch Press

crow-on-snowy-tree-branch-ohara-koson copyPunched in the Face by a Crow’s Perplexity
by Catfish McDaris

A bit of dirty snow, melted.
A giant crow watched me
from a telephone line that
marked the sky with talk.

When the bird took flight,
its wings were black blue.

I asked, “How can the earth
be healed?”

It replied, “The earth is
fine, it is humanity that is ill.”

PAINTING:Crow on Snowy Branch by Ohara Koson (1877-1945).

NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: I wrote this poem while thinking about the sad times we live in. All that needs to be done for our children and all the creatures of the Earth. I watched a crow looking at back at me through the snowy November air.

McDaris Photo 2 copyABOUT THE AUTHOR: Catfish McDaris won the Thelonius Monk Award in 2015. His 30 years of published material is in the Special Archives Collection at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Catfish…

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Posted November 17, 2021 by kenneturner in Information

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