Sunday, April 28, 2013

Panache

Today I watched a raven strut
across a busy street
his plume still has a jaunty jut
though he's flatter than a sheet.

19 comments:

Brother Ollie said...

nice - I dig that the Raven had such style - what a haughty bird eh?

mindlovemisery said...

I love this I could clearly visualize =)

Dr. Pearl Ketover Prilik (PKP) said...

Delightful smiling crispness here - Great fun :)

Mary said...

Oh my, I take it the poor bird didn't make it. Sigh.

Adura Ojo said...

Awww...so sad. I guess the 'spirit' left in the raven despite the flatness, does show that life goes on after the 'physical' has departed.

wabisabipoet said...

Oh my! Poor raven didn't look both ways! You captured him well in your words!Even the Breeze

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Oh a splendid clever write - loved it!

Anna :o]

aka_andrea said...

oh no! very witty.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I was smiling at his jauntyness and, just that quickly, as in life, he was flattened. Sigh. You made me see this so clearly.

Libby Meador said...

All the taco sauce and mayonnaise he ate from fast food packets thrown out of vehicle windows must have addled his brain.

K said...

Love how such a short poem really gives us insight to the personality of an animal that goes unnoticed by so many. Nicely done.

Tino said...

This looks like the work of life at its pace on me when I'm drunk with words :D

R.K. Garon said...

Hahaha Good!
ZQ

Donna said...

The raven quoth nevermore.

rch said...

I came on the scene after the fact, all I saw was a dark spot with 2 or 3 feathers standing straight up, fluttering in the breeze.

izzy said...

Jaunty jut indeed they do! we have
a local pair of brothers that call out, pretending to be offended & They call back and forth or simply harrang you for being outside with no treats!

Stormcat Poetry said...

Put a smile on my face although ravens and crows are very fast. I've seen plenty in the road, gathering carrion, but never seen one that actually got hit by a car.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

oops - best to look both ways!

Akila G said...

quite an irony!