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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Blame it on the Budworm

Crow's Theology

Crow realised God loved him-
Otherwise, he would have dropped dead. 
So that was proved. 
Crow reclined, marvelling, on his heart-beat. 

And he realised that God spoke Crow-
Just existing was His revelation. 

But what Loved the stones and spoke stone? 
They seemed to exist too. 
And what spoke that strange silence
After his clamour of caws faded? 

And what loved the shot-pellets
That dribbled from those strung-up mummifying crows? 
What spoke the silence of lead? 

Crow realised there were two Gods-

One of them much bigger than the other
Loving his enemies
And having all the weapons. 

Ted Hughes from "The Life and Songs of the Crow" (1972)

1 comment:

  1. Great captures again Mark.
    Have a nice day.