Monday, July 19, 2010

Meadow


In a meadow near a snowy ledge, I saw a raven teaching genesis.

        Do you think he’s mad?

                Oh, yes. Oh, yes. Oh, yes. Oh, yes...


(first publication)


Updates:
“Meadow” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

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15 comments:

Wine and Words said...

Yeah well, don't shoot me, I ain't preachin'...but I believe Genesis is one strand of all creatures DNA. Not surprised to hear it preached by a raven.

RUDHI - Chance said...

Nice imagination, telling me: Mad genesis is teaching Poe's Raven: Oh yes: NEVERMORE ...

William Michaelian said...

Hey, Annie, you changed my lowercase g to an uppercase G! But, since you’re not preaching, and because you created such a nice image in my mind, all is forgiven.....

Yes, Rudhi, and of course I thought of Poe when I saw him....

Janice said...

Well, it's a beginning :)

Why not! Ravens and crows are very intelligent creatures. You should hear the preaching and comotion that goes on in my backyard when they meet while partaking of the bread and water...

William Michaelian said...

Ah, they must be arguing over which is the best punchline. “Well, it’s a beginning,” or, “Ark!... I mean, Caw!”

Joseph Hutchison said...

Mad? Oh, yes. I see the sun on his black soutane....

William Michaelian said...

Drat. I need another wardrobe. Oh — unless you mean the raven’s.

Gerry Boyd said...

To answer your question: of course, but only if you believe in the fiction of dominion over. Otherwise, of course not.

RUDHI - Chance said...

Maybe ODIN's HUGIN or MUGIN? It's a poem like a painting of A.Wyeth to me! 'amish' I got as word-verification now...

Woman in a Window said...

I'd probably listen to anything the raven had to say. I mean, a talking raven! And black on white like that! I'd be swept away with imagery. I need no meat in the arguement. It's all in presentation.

xo
erin

Woman in a Window said...

(OH, and I laugh. I have to share this. I could not bear to be away from poetry yesterday and have been rather glum about my job as of late. Not much thinking involved, I'm afraid, unless I'm afforded time to myself, which is rare these days. And so I stole off to work with your book of shorts. My employer was not very impressed with me when I tried to conceal your words later in the day. However, I was ready to fight on behalf of the word! It all rather fizzled away though. So ha! You almost got me fired!)

xo
erin

William Michaelian said...

Pastor Gerry, you get the job!

Rudhi, this scenario is becoming more and more interesting....

Erin, without a doubt, your employer was spooked by this incident, and he will have several sleepless nights ahead. Beware. He already senses your dissatisfaction, and feels it’s a threat. If he comes at you, hold up the book; a beam of light will appear, and the reflection off the cover will blind him.

Sincerely,

The Raven

Alberto Oliver said...

Oh William, believe me, that if i ever find such a raven, i would be the first on attending to what he has to say. . .

William Michaelian said...

I believe you, Alberto. I also believe you would take a picture of him that would be even more real than the raven itself, and that the raven would listen to what you had to say....

Alberto Oliver said...

what a meeting!!! croaking and tricking to each other =)