douglas lewis

Gold Star - 9,157 Points (Ottawa)

Crowing Appreciation - Poem by douglas lewis

Beware of the meat cutter,
The glint carved into his eyes.
He sees three.
Isn't that odd?
We travel in pairs.
The sentinel shits on his head.

Topic(s) of this poem: birds

Comments about Crowing Appreciation by douglas lewis

  • Seamus O Brian (7/17/2017 2:49:00 PM)

    A two-breath narrative that intrigues from the outset, but culminates quite unexpectedly with a sudden detour from vaguely threatening to genuinely humorous. Delightfully accomplished, Doug. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/4/2017 7:12:00 AM)

    Birds in a pie obsessed the meat cutter. So much so, he ignored the lack
    of pairings. The sentinel, the bird missing from the pairings, became
    indignant by the carvers ignorance and lack of respect for his
    intelligence. The physical act that followed with all it's flowing features
    was to plant a seed of growing (crowing) appreciation of the
    crow in the carver's mind.

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  • Lantz Pierre (5/15/2017 6:59:00 AM)

    I'm quite fond of the startling imagery jammed up against each other in this little theater piece. The drama and players are all gathered on a tiny stage, but somehow the script is garbled. But that's okay, there's threatening (but in a playful way) evocation of events unfolding. Until the final culmination, which is sheer farce. Or is that literally crow shit on his head? (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 11, 2017

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