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The Raven

written by: LadyLily



Two eyes glint as gemstones,
feathers ruffled like crazy tar…he flies,
gliding as a blazing Onyx,
to perch on a Silver Birch.
Hops in a twiggy hay fixture,
beaded worms wriggle as an oyster necklace…
Valued treasure. His tree-lair sways,
a current of wind weaves the twilight dusk.

Spring’s season utters lilac-yellow,
nests echo shrills of infant Tits…
The Raven, long ebony plumage,
eyes fixed, swoops, ransacks.
Blinded fledgling chicks
resemble fleshy pomegranates…
Shallow throats of rubied Tulips
bleed-weep compassion for tiny corpses.
Parents hearts pump as flickering stars.



JULY 2017 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Love writing poetry in all styles, stories and working on a novel. Subjects range widely... about life in this world and the next, the beauty of the natural world and the grip of human emotions. First volume of poems self-published on Amazon kindle. 'LadyLily's Poems, Book 1, Wonders of Nature, Life Slices, Life After Life & Netherworlds.

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