God in Her Infinite Wisdom Sends Crows by Christina Pacosz

God in Her Infinite Wisdom Sends Crows
by Christina Pacosz

For weeks now God has been trying
to send messages with what is available.
Leaves, a thousand eyelids opening,
the iridescent scrawl of slugs,
mundane waterfalls dripping off eaves,
the rare sunlight
and daily gift of mud.

And God has been especially
persistent about sending crows.
Suddenly black feathers
appear at my feet.
Cr aa a k  audible above the thunk of my axe,
the ringing phones at the office.
The visibility of crows

Sunday strutting on the fence,
their middle of the week, middle class
plump edge, dark before the salt
and foam of waves.
The self satisfaction of crows
in the wind and on mowed lawns.
God guarantees crow call on waking,

the only sure thing all day.
I see wings, dark, indecipherable
statements in a gray sky.
When I am certain no one is about
I strike up conversations,
and the crows, as God is my witness,

This poem appeared in Greatest Hits, 1975 – 2001, Pudding House. It was written when my back could still enjoy chopping wood. Donna Fleischer, this poem is for the Hartford Crows!  – Christina Pacosz, on April 4, 2013 (Crows’ Roost Hartford / Contemporary Haibun Online)

“God in Her Infinite Wisdom Sends Crows” appears in Fine China: Twenty Years of Earth’s Daughters at Amazon.

How to Measure the Darkness, by Christina Pacosz is a 2012 limited edition chapbook available directly from the publisher  Seven Kitchens Press: SEVEN KITCHENS: Christina Pacosz: HOW TO MEASURE THE DARKNESS.

  1. Reblogged this on Diary of a Mad Reader and commented:
    National Poetry Month, Day 5. It fits into the poetry/nature motif that is the theme of my postings for this month.

    • birdfruittree
    • April 5th, 2013

    This is wonderful. And there seems to be an especial abundance of crow poems showing up in my mailbox lately.

    • It’s a grand poem. The more crow poems, the merrier! Thanks for visiting. – Donna


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