The Crow

A poem by GK Thomas


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The Crow

By G.K. Thomas


I hear your repeated syllable

of loneliness and despair

come across this ploughed meadow

as I search for arrowheads.

Ancient bird,

watching from your pine perch,


the campfires

of those who brought us here

and their prayers

that went up like smoke in the wind

leaving only some stone intentions

to survive.


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