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The crows will only grow louder, poem: Laura Breidenthal

The crows will only grow louder
A crow flying in-front of Slievenamon, County Tipperary
Landscape and nature photography : Nigel Borrington

The crows will only grow louder

By : Laura Breidenthal

There is no celestial place for you to guide my thoughts
Can you not see that I am free from you?
I am a crow perched high in the treetops
You will hear my crowing and you may hate it
But, you cannot take away my voice!
Yet still, as fire oppresses forests of life,
You can abuse my freedom to find your glory
You may discard these words for your love of gods,
And in so doing you may simply ignore
All the cries that I so passionately utter

But my infectious species will guide your mind straight back
To that once so lonely treetop where you merely glanced
And there will be multitudinous, oppressing thoughts
That shall enslave you and bind you unwillingly
The crows will only grow louder when you turn awayβ€”
When you pretend to ignore with your remaining, strangling pride
For my voice is a production sent from above
Dispatched to judge you pitilessly for your swelling lies!
And the choirs of ferocious beaks shall open forever
Harmony and dissonance as one

13 responses

  1. Nice capture Nigel! Love the poem too although I must admit that is one bird that really irritates me πŸ™‚

    September 19, 2013 at 11:40 am

    • Hello Norma πŸ™‚

      Thank you re the image.

      Yes I can understand that, at the same time I think that’s why I love this Poem πŸ™‚

      September 19, 2013 at 11:57 am

  2. Crows are my favorite. I was lucky enough to get an image of some in the mist with Croagh Patrick in the background but your photo is just magic!

    September 19, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    • Hello Rebecca πŸ™‚

      Thank you, that’s a great comment πŸ™‚

      I would love to see them !!!

      September 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm

      • Nigel,
        Happy to share (and to hear your feedback). I have an Ireland category on my blog but here’s the one I was talking about…

        Box of chocolates… | 353 photography

        September 19, 2013 at 4:37 pm

      • It’s a great image Rebecca, I love both the image and the description. It’s like a study of one bird in flight everyone of them is different πŸ™‚

        The fact you have the Mountain in the background is a big bonus, Did you ever go up ?

        September 19, 2013 at 4:45 pm

      • Thanks for the kind words!

        Ah no, I’ve not yet been up but sure there’s still time! Have you been up?

        September 19, 2013 at 4:47 pm

      • No, There is a bus goes from Kilkenny each year, one of these days I will be on it πŸ™‚

        I will have a good pair of boots with me, I like my feet to much πŸ™‚

        September 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm

      • πŸ˜‰
        Agreed! When I do finally get up there I’ll have some good boots on.

        September 19, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      • πŸ™‚

        September 19, 2013 at 5:58 pm

  3. Just a beautiful, haunting image Nigel. πŸ™‚

    The poem is fantastic. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Thank you πŸ™‚

    September 19, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    • Thank you Sharon πŸ™‚

      Very pleased you enjoyed them and commented πŸ™‚

      September 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm

  4. 1annecasey

    Beautifully matched image and verse.

    October 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

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