Sunday, 28 January 2018

Raven’s New Words

by Lisa Fields


I do not know their language
My ear picks up gurgles, groks and caws
Perched on the tip of an electric pole
Above us, raven’s beak opens
and speaks an unfamiliar tone
Electronic, repetitive;
Rosa tilts her head back to see the source,
slim muzzle pointed skyward, ears perked
she wonders at this odd sound

Our shared creative expression,
my thoughts and feelings take form as written words on paper
Raven describes the sound he hears in
his song of the wire


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Lisa Fields is a contract agricultural journalist for Professor Quirine Ketterings, and occasionally others at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.