Signs and wonders


Omen is token is totem is raven

omen is summer snow winter heat

bird skeins and black cats

omen is sign is signal is shooting stars

omens speak with the voice of fire

in comet tails and sunset skies

with hoarse crow-croak

omens are nothing but fear

of what lies behind the light

cat-shadow lost love

the treacherous knife in the dark

and the great void that stretches forever

beyond the bearded stars.

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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.

6 thoughts on “Signs and wonders”

    1. I like that image too, very crow-like. They strike me as angry birds, always ready for a fight.
      It was a twitter prompt, the word ‘omen’. You’re right though, it’s the kind of word the Oracle likes. She would, wouldn’t she?

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