Thursday, July 12, 2018

Been eyeing you calm as a distant lake

                                                                            Artist: Toril Fisher Fine Art
Image: A Raven in Anticipation (here)

Been eyeing you calm as a distant lake
You've been eyeing me eyes unrelenting
It perhaps need a stone to flash a take
That you slip away and get moving

Why are humans bothered with a raven
Am I not a living creature just as much
Why I have to be eyed with suspicion
Is it then a privilege accorded as such

Open seas with regular rolling of the waves
Undulating yet moving with a regular rhythm
I'm just an innocent visitor for as many days
To regard you a calm and friendly person

A raven can be just as human and sensible
Moving in groups gregarious by nature
Wonder if we can be treated in ways noble
Respected like a peacock just as regal

Margaret's at Real Toad's -  artistic interpretations 


  1. I like how you started with the eye, Hank - it does pull you into the image and corvids are well known for watching us with cocked head and glittering eye. I also like the way you play with the saying 'stone the crows'.

  2. Sometimes all have to keep an eye on one another, just in case.

  3. Is this intriguing - the watching, the watching, and weary notes, shrill for the cawing, and yet, roles reverse? And yes, there is something almost "cradling" here - like being rocked on waves, or perhaps air currents ... and it's wonderfully layered for meanings - how delightful!

  4. I always say hello to the local corvids ~

  5. It starts and ends with the eyes. I love your take on this.

  6. Crows are such an intelligent creature. We humans too often dismiss it because it doesn't come peacock pretty.

  7. We humans have set parameters for everything and even bird/ animals are not spared. Hope we understand other creatures like us as well.

  8. Such an interesting subject and wonderful verse, enjoyed it immensly.


  9. Sometimes calling a raven human is an insult to the raven :) Sometimes.

    Hello Hank!

  10. Native Americans revered this bird - and their eye is far more captivating than that of a peacock!