24 May: dVerse Corvid

magpie sitting on a fence post

A Very Unpleasant Poem

I once saw a magpie
steal the eye of a lamb.
Left it lame and blind,
and in a fence entwined.
The shepard’s dog sat watch
all night that very spot.
It waited for that magpie –
soon in its mouth was caught.


For dVerse Poets. Ingrid asks for a corvid poem. ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter. Image from Unsplash.

24 responses to “24 May: dVerse Corvid”

  1. no way – really, Misky?

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  2. Nature is cruel… and magpies can be really unpleasant… i remember they attacked our cat once… but not this bad.

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    1. They’re quite aggressive!

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  3. did you really see that?

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    1. Lambs eyes, yes. It’s common when lambs are born outside. Our previous house was next door to a large sheep farm, and I spent a lot of time there during lambing.

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  4. This is such a powerful write, Misky! ❤️❤️

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  5. This really brings out the very dark side of life

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  6. An unpleasant ending. After watching many nature docs, I am not surprised. Good poem Misky.

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  7. This is very dark – I like it though!

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    1. Great prompt. Thanks.

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  8. Eyeball, eh? Yum. Like your poem: Delicioso!

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  9. Life is harsh. (K)

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  10. Eek. This true life fable holds a powerful truth. Thank you for sharing it.

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  11. Nature can be cruel, there seems to be some strong symbolism in the image. It leaves the reader pondering life.

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  12. Powerfully captured, Misky! 💕🙂

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  13. Oh my!!! My turn to swear! I read, therefore I bawl.

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  14. Oh yikes. You didn’t lie with that title. I’m trying to unsee this in my mind.

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    1. This is why ewes are taken into a lambing shed; they’re too vulnerable outdoors.

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  15. I guess some might call that Karma! Well done.

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