Monday, December 14, 2015

Final Revision of an Earlier bit of Draughtsmanship....

The Accomplice

The sparrow and the nightingale
- I am their ally.

Feather-friend to the crow &
the raven, to all carrion-feasters of the wing -
Kin to the owl bearing blessed night
on the tide of its wings -
I am brother to the songbird,
to the screech and sonar-silence of gloaming,
to the holy rite of kill and consumption,
to the mournful cry & low piping air of the loon.

(In short)

I am the accomplice of all-hallowed night,
Though the cock's crowing does not set me to flight.

Copyright Scott J. Couturier 2015

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