Cawing crow-chorus announces the morn
sitting in my balcony, the one eyed crow, greets the dawn
neither a murderer nor treacherous
but very inquisitive and raucous
it scolds pigeons eyeing its favourite perch
calumnious criticism it cares not for much
oblivious to long told ludicrous lores
eats carrion, leaving eyes*, as flesh it scores.
*(O Raven, you have searched my skeleton, and eaten all my flesh. But please do not touch these eyes as I hope to behold my Beloved.)
The above is a very famous couplet by Baba Farid.
Written for dVerse poetics. Today’s host, Ingrid says : For this week’s Poetics, I would like you to choose a member of the corvid family, and (taking inspiration from the examples above if you wish) write a poem (or even a song) about it.
I have written corvid poems earlier too. You can read one of those here.