Currawang Ways – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

At dVerse Ingrid is hosting Poetics with an invitation to write about birds of the corvidae family.

dVerse Poets – Poetics – Corvid Poetry

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“In many traditions, crows are messengers and close attention is paid to their actions.” Robert Moss

Currawang Ways

Beady, beady eyes piercing, busy, 
though you'd never know
on account of the fact they seem
so still, focussed, pointed,
ever sizing movement, 
always weighing action,
do they ever love,
even hauntingly?

Head cocked to one side,
listening, looking, waiting
for that moment that now
cannot be a surprise,
and so, currawang will
live another day of a 
long fifteen years as 
herald of attention.


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Note: The Currawang (kurra - wong) is an Australian native bird of the corvid family there are several of the species, notably the black, grey and pied, and resemble more closely the magpie.

23 Comments

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23 responses to “Currawang Ways – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Wonderful. Beautifully described .💕

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Thank you for introducing me to a new form of corvid!

    For some reason, I am only able to access your blog via the WordPress app on my phone…

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  3. sanaarizvi

    Oh wow this is wonderfully portrayed, Paul! 💝 I love; “Head cocked to one side, listening, looking, waiting for that moment that now cannot be a surprise.” 🙂

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  4. Thank you for introducing me to your native bird – an interesting one.

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  5. I enjoyed this observational poem very much. Those of the corvid family are fascinating creatures.

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  6. nice one, my brother lives there, in Jervis Bay!

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  7. Great to know the corvid of Australia…

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  8. lync56

    So well portrayed in this poem – and reflection on their life

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