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Monday, June 11, 2012

Goldfinch, Crow Blacker Than Ever















Crow Blacker Than Ever


When God, disgusted with man,
Turned towards heaven,
And man, disgusted with God,
Turned towards Eve,
Things looked like falling apart. 



But Crow.. Crow
Crow nailed them together,
Nailing heaven and earth together-



So man cried, but with God's voice.
And God bled, but with man's blood. 



Then heaven and earth creaked at the joint
Which became gangrenous and stank-
A horror beyond redemption. 



The agony did not diminish. 


Man could not be man nor God God. 


The agony


Grew. 


Crow


Grinned


Crying: "This is my Creation," 


Flying the black flag of himself. 


By Ted Hughes.  From the Life and Songs of the Crow (London: Faber & Faber, 1970)


2 comments:

  1. Ted Hughes poem I posted today Carole, was the impetus for timing my click correctly! Hope you are well. :)

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