sudden dread


carrion crow’s flight

wings chop air with whirring sound

caw cacophony


swoop down to murder

sharp beaks jab at feast and mates

fight over road kill




I added a second haiku to join dVerse poets as we revisit “imagism”; MTB (meeting the bar) challenge hosted by Frank J. Tassone…check it out!



31 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. D. Avery @shiftnshake
    Jun 19, 2020 @ 17:41:37

    I love crows. These were very real.


  2. rivrvlogr
    Jun 19, 2020 @ 15:33:02

    In flight or when still, crows seem packed with motion. You capture that well.


  3. rothpoetry
    Jun 19, 2020 @ 15:14:29

    Hunger of every kind make people do strange things! Fighting over roadkill… an image of a many situations in life!


  4. Ron.
    Jun 19, 2020 @ 11:55:46



  5. shanyns
    Jun 19, 2020 @ 09:14:09

    I can see it and hear it. NIcely done!


  6. kim881
    Jun 19, 2020 @ 05:02:52

    You’ve really captured the other, less pleasant, side of crows, Lynn, their ‘caw cacophony’ and roadkill frenzy.


  7. Jane Dougherty
    Jun 19, 2020 @ 03:41:11

    Your word choice is just right for the grisly business!


  8. sarahsouthwest
    Jun 19, 2020 @ 00:47:32

    ‘wings chop air’ – just right. Great images here.


  9. calmkate
    Jun 18, 2020 @ 20:59:19

    great imagery, you took me there … how they love roadkill!


  10. hank77
    Jun 18, 2020 @ 20:39:48


    sharp beaks jab at feast and mates
    fight over road kill

    Great imagery with lots of movements in images to make it so realistic, Lynn!



  11. Frank J. Tassone
    Jun 18, 2020 @ 18:58:08

    A visceral and real cacophany of evocative images! I can hear the caws and piercing beaks! Well done!


  12. poetrybydebi
    Jun 18, 2020 @ 18:56:57

    A murder of crows…. this is the uglier side to the intelligent bird.


  13. Vivian Zems
    Jun 18, 2020 @ 17:53:26

    I can hear their wings chopping the air. A thoroughly vivid scene!


  14. revivedwriter
    Jun 18, 2020 @ 17:47:25

    “Caw cacophany” is the perfect phrase.


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