A Murder of Crows

A murder of crows reminds her of her distant home.
A murder of crows reminds her of the man she left behind.
A murder of crows reminds her of the patter of rain.
A murder of crows reminds her of night.
A murder of crows reminds her she is alone.
A murder – her crow-black eyes like stones.

Kim M. Russell, 21st April 2021

grayscale photo of cathedral under birds

Image by Philip Mytorp on Unsplash

My response to NaPoWriMo Day Twenty One

Today’s challenge is to write poems that use lines with a repetitive set-up, similar to a nursery rhyme I’ve never heard of, ‘There was a man of double deed’, which I looked up – and it is creepy! After the first couplet, the lines all begin with the same two phrases (either “When the . . .” or “Twas like”), which get increasingly bizarre. The other example we’ve been given is called ‘Bucket List’, a cute poem about a bucket of owls.

I chose to rewrite a poem I wrote for the dVerse Poets Pub Poetics Pub yesterday, and it turned quite sinister.

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