A Crow Looks In

I am sure this crow and its mate recognise me. Whenever we meet across the window, this bird looks pointedly at me and/or caws or comes to the closest branch possible and looks in.

I do leave food everyday for birds at another window. So, they probably want that service here too. Or may be it’s just a hello! Whatever it is, it sure is cute!

Life is made of infinite little equations (A mere Twig is someone’s Treasure)

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A crow, whose activities I observed for a while, before capturing this moment. From my archives, perhaps more than a year old (?)—I mean the archive date, not the crow’s age 🙂 

This assiduous crow rested half-way to its nest after gathering (tearing/breaking it off from a nearby tree) a twig, longer than itself.

As I watched it in action, I was struck by how a mere twig we would chuck away as litter serves as treasure for another creature.

Such innumerable little equations are what make life a miracle, an enigma, something one must marvel at and respect. You agree, surely?

The Sprightly Crow

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The Sprightly Crow

The summer day was drawing to a close

The sun had doled out heat in an ample dose.

A silent sigh and an audible hush

were permeating the air like a bride’s blush.

A gentle breeze started to blow

caressing and soothing—infusing a glow.

Wilted life began to revive in the cool

in accordance with nature’s rule.

The single crow perched, on a high roof,

and held itself aloof—

happy without a tether

with the wind ruffling its feather.

Shiny black and free stood the crow,

sprightly and all ready for some show.

Just watching the crow was a treat;

the bird made life seem simple and sweet.

Note: wrote this poem several months ago, as I stood on my home’s terrace with the sea breeze cooling the brow and watched a lustrous crow descend on a rooftop and enjoy the breeze just as I did.

It was one of those instances when you realise you are but part of a whole, and the other creatures are as much a part of the whole as you are.

Have tried to sketch the crow just as I saw it!