Happy Halloween!

two crows joy!

Today’s doodle was inspired by the crows I saw while out walking on the “mountain” recently. Today I was watching them call to each other, puffing up with each breath and putting their whole body into each caw. It was actually bright and sunny while I was walking but I thought a grey sky worked better for the doodle!

UPDATE: This poem just in from Tom in the comments – thanks Tom!!

The raucous rhythm of the crows
Adumbrates the sky
Rattles ’round the Mountain, blows
Across the City, nigh

Unto the river wide and deep
That flows into the sea
Between the banks where creatures creep
Through forests by the lea.

Each door-hinge “SCRAW!” with rusty strength
Reverberates beneath
The cloudy sky, across the length
Of woodland and of heath

Until the Autumn leaves are all
Shook loose and fluttered down
Leaving just the crow’s harsh call
Between the sky and ground!

Copyright (C) 2011 TJ Radcliffe

image (cc) 2011 Hilary Farmer

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3 Responses to “Happy Halloween!”

  1. The raucous rhythm of the crows
    Adumbrates the sky
    Rattles ’round the Mountain, blows
    Across the City, nigh

    Unto the river wide and deep
    That flows into the sea
    Between the banks where creatures creep
    Through forests by the lea.

    Each door-hinge “SCRAW!” with rusty strength
    Reverberates beneath
    The cloudy sky, across the length
    Of woodland and of heath

    Until the Autumn leaves are all
    Shook loose and fluttered down
    Leaving just the crow’s harsh call
    Between the sky and ground!

    Copyright (C) 2011 TJ Radcliffe

    Love the image! Was trying to work in something about those lovely bright yellow leaves still hanging on in the face of the aural assault but couldn’t quite manage it. I like crows, but they are SO DAMNED LOUD, and the notion of them “giving their all” and cawing so loudly they knocked the leaves off the trees kinda tickled me.

  2. […] and so of course decided to do two crows – more of a challenge too! I actually did a computer doodle on that theme some time ago (2011!). In any case, I found this fabulous photo (scroll down – it’s the […]

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