Ronovan’s art prompt is this painting. I have no idea what it is, but here’s what it inspired.



From a forest of tree tangle,

dead and dry, it comes,

treading with the confidence of death,

untouchable and indefatigable.

No wings carry this crow,

no lightness of sky and cloud touches its dusty flesh.

Midnight at midday,

the wilderness caws,

hoarse as war trumpets braying,

and we cower as the blight grows

and the fever rises,

and we dread the sound

of pounding at the door.

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

30 thoughts on “Crow”

  1. To me, it seemed to be me- trying to get a clear picture of what I should do with life !!
    Your inspirational writing is great !!

    And would you care to visit follow me ? Thankk you 🙂

  2. Jane that literally gave me goosebumps as I read it aloud. Reminds me of those monsters outside The Wall on Game of Thrones. There is omanatopaia (sp?) here.

  3. I saw the inner enemy, you again saw nature but dark too. I was drawn to write a dark poem by this amazing poem. I really like this one of yours, very chilling.💜

      1. No it doesn’t does it but apparently he was inspired and influenced by Picasso 💜 I didn’t know that though but I thought it had a feel of Picasso.💜💜

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