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Crow flies, dark-voweled tongue

Heaven-circling for day’s prey

I lay here miffed and muffle-toed

At the caw of the wild

His bell-voice, nothing left to imagine

But another scythe-eyed squawk

 

I’d rather be lark-high in the maples

Moon-blown and star-struck

Slightly enlightened

By the ogle of the owl-light

 

 

 

For Open Link Night hosted by Frank and a late response to Poetics: love the words by Laura Bloomsbury. She asked us to use at least four of Dylan Thomas’s hyphenated compound words and any amount of his other literary techniques. Image credit: pixabay.com

 

 

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17 responses »

  1. Love that dark-voweled tongue.

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  2. Very cool — with that picture, I’d rather be a crow also!

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  3. aah. ive read crows are intelligent. so why not!

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  4. Ooh, great imagery!

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  5. I love the sounds in this poem, Mish, and the lines ‘I lay here miffed and muffle-toed’ and ‘I’d rather be lark-high in the maples’. Me too!

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  6. I like the thought of being lark-high in the maples becoming slightly enlightened with owl-light.

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  7. Beverly Crawford

    Great word mastery!

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  8. Goodness such delicious word-smiting in this poem, Mish! ❤️ I love, love “dark-voweled tongue,” and “I’d rather be lark-high in the maples,” .. 😀

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  9. I can see you there: “I lay here miffed and muffle-toed At the caw of the wild”

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  10. Oh I love how you weaved it… blessed is the night I feel

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  11. I love the ending, it speaks to me.

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  12. This is wonderful Mish! I really was drawn in by the opening two lines:
    “Crow flies, dark-voweled tongue
    Heaven-circling for day’s prey”

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  13. Very well written, you did the compound words proud!

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  14. “scythe-eyed squawk”… that hurt my bones to read. Well-crafted poem, full of ominous imagery.

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