Published poem

“Writing every day is a way of keeping the engine running, and then something good may come out of it.”

It did. My poem, Red Crow, was published twice, and repinned 40+ times on Pinterest.

Red crow

Black cloth i saw flying in redden rain
flapping wings laden, beckoning
the tree held together with paper and
bark. …it awaited the saw of men;
black night straying, straying towards
the cloth of dark; rain has its foot
on the neck of the crow. …arrogant rain

Lo! the swollen creek, no more of drink
for the thirsty crow, the rain drank
and it drank till there was no more to drink;
i heard the voice of black cloth
arising, demanding solace. …be you
immovable where you stand, i
thought; i isolated myself in thought

The crow, substance of earth, water, trees,
redden rain laden plunged into the
creek, red tide to the sea. …through the
pasturage, the cottonwood died; i
sat alone, rejected everything, rejected
nothing. …nothing is sinful; i saw
black cloth dying, dying with flapping wings.

Copyright © 10/13/2015 lance sheridan®


9 comments on “Published poem

  1. Barbara says:

    Oh mercy Lance this left me with tears!!! These images are utterly magnificent and the writer brought me to the brink of tears in a voice of truth and knowing; Lance I’d say you’ve aced another -great, profound writing.

  2. You may know, but there is a comic book series titled “The Crow” w/ much this flavor. The protagonist is brought to life by a crow to avenge his own death and the death of his fiancee.

    • Daniela, thank you. It’s actually just the first verse. I’m thoroughly enjoying your writing- it’s quite exceptional!

      • First moments… speechless. You are too kind, Lance! I feel more than grateful… I don’t know if there is ‘more than’… I’ve noticed you liked even the poems I wrote in Romanian. That was quite a surprise. Once again, THANK YOU!

  3. Daniela, you have my most sincere gratitude and appreciation. And, it’s my utmost pleasure!

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