Raven On The Roof Poem by Rajan T Renganathan

Raven On The Roof

Rating: 4.6

Since morning, he started caw caw
On the plush white minaret
Too loud for other creatures
Despite being useless, why is he shouting?
Who exactly assaulted him?
No, nothing of the sort.
He frequently shouts in this manner
to attract attention and complains
while acting the victim.
Despite being intelligent and smart,
he nevertheless maintains an illusion
that someone is harming him.
A stone was thrown at him
after showing patience for a while
in order to scare him away.
He took off while yelling 'caw caw caw.'

Wednesday, May 3, 2023
Topic(s) of this poem: satire of social classes,fellow
Indira Renganathan 03 May 2023

Nice observation on the crow. Interesting poem

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Thanks Indira, Just mt view-point.

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Thanks Indira.

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M. Asim Nehal 03 May 2023

Fantastic satire, I liked this kind of poem which makes you think hard. It can be applied to those who play victim of nothing...

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Thanks Asim.

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Denis Mair 03 July 2023

Sometimes I can't quite figure out why crows do what they do. I wrote a prose effusion on the actions of three crows. Maybe you'll find it interesting: AN ANECDOTE ABOUT THREE CROWS.

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Denis Mair 03 July 2023

Based on an observation of animal behavior, you effectively point out a human foible. I like the natural way you handle this. After all, there is no absolute distinction between human nature and animal-like characteristics.

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Bri Edwards 26 June 2023

Ha ha. 'He took off while yelling 'caw caw caw.' ' 'took off' could mean, 'flew', 'ran', 'walked', 'jumped', 'crawled' etc. HOW do I KNOW WHICH poem character 'took off'? ? The Raven? The Stone-thrower? : ) bri

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Bri Edwards 26 June 2023

Rajan, I give 4 stars. But IF I were the poet here, I'd probably try some rhyming, and I'd break it into at least 2 stanzas/sections, not necessarily with equal numbers of lines.

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Bri Edwards 26 June 2023

line 2: I wonder if the 'minaret' is 'white' due to the raven(s) on its roof. line 10: Again I see a resemblance of the bird to me: ' ntelligent and smart', though intelligence may just be smartness, but to a hight magnitude of smartness?

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