Creative Writing and unfinished business…
September 15, 2014 § 12 Comments
fresh snow in the forest
light on dark –
yet a vortex of crows
Image courtesy Matazo Kayama
Tagged: creative writing, crows, death or life, forest, haiku, poetry, snow, war
“A Vortex of crows” Wow this is a wonderful line…
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Thank you 🙂
Surely not evil, Rachael! Such power and grace, yet with a killer instinct.
I always feel that crows (and their relatives) have had a bad press over the years.
I love this poem and the accompanying picture though.
I love crows, Chris. And rooks and ravens. As you say – power and grace – and intelligence. I was feeding off their unfortunate image here – and the painting – that whirring image of swooping and committed energy, fits in with what I wanted to say so well 🙂
Wow, this is profound and wonderful! ‘Light on dark, yet a vortex of crows’ you have captured the image brilliantly. Thanks for sharing! ❤
Hey! Glad it worked for you. I love this image – it lends itself to so much… 🙂
Hidden in plain sight — a sobering message for the world, perhaps?
Meaning aside (as it should be), this haiku draws from me a powerful emotional response much the same as when I see a double rainbow. Magnificent, Rachael!
Thank you, Ron. You read my intention perfectly.
“a vortex of crows”, what a powerful metaphor Rachael… the picture and the poem are in perfect balance… eventhough you don’t use the word “white”, it is visually very present… great work! Have a nice week 🙂
Thanks, Frederic. I wasn’t sure, but in the end removed the words ‘white’ and ‘black’ at the last moment thinking their replacements expressed at a deeper level what I was trying to say. You too have a productive week. It rains here a little, but above the clouds I can feel the sun 🙂
Love the imagery here. And what a striking title for this poem.
I was hunting for an image for something else when I found this – it was irresistible. Chris wasn’t happy that I’d called crows evil – and of course they’re not – but that image generated so many thoughts and fears about what’s going on in our world just now…
Take care. Hope you’re OK, my friend, and writing well. 🙂
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