Wednesday, February 04, 2009


Crows like raisins sit
In trees, silently waiting
Where are their voices

26 comments:

Tom & Icy said...

Raisins in trees? I thought they were grapes on vines.

javajazz said...

maybe silently waiting
IS their voice.

(maybe they're waiting
for raisins...)

Doug said...

"Crows like raisins" is the best phrase of 2009 so far, I think.

Anonymous said...

dancing silently in the tree,unlike a cali raisin...Blessings XoXo

Catnapping said...

a perfect description.

i wanna say,
soooooo truuuuu!

Please don't ask about their voices, though. You'll be sorry if they speak up.

hahahaha

weeeeeeeeeeee

lime said...

4 and 20 blackbirds baked in a (raisin) pie? hehehe, couldn't resist.

actonbell said...

You can haiku, coo coo ceechoo!

Dr.John said...

Nice picture. Never heard a quiet crow.

weirsdo said...

That does everything a haiku should. I like the "raisins" simile.

Nessa said...

Great Haiku. The whole thing, including the photo, is very evocative.

Jamie Dawn said...

Crows can be pretty noisy, so I'm glad these ones are silently waiting.
Yummmmm.... raisins!
:-)

Keshi said...

I like 'silent' crows..cos thats gentle on my ears :)

Keshi.

yellowdog granny said...

I love this very much..

Jeanne said...
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Jeanne said...

Raisins, like crows, sit
On bran, silently mushing.
Where then is my spoon?

the walking man said...

Perfect American Haiku. Love it.


In Michigan sit
crows frozen on branches stiff
no caw for summer

sister celtic said...

Terry you are so brilliant your posts are just great. I loved the Betty Boop so much I posted it I actually remember that cartoon as a kid....Crows like raisens only you please tell me your going places with you talent of writing.. Now I'm going to read the 3 pigs stuff below..

photowannabe said...

Fascinating word picture Terry. I like your style.

Ariel the Thief said...

Geez Terry, I took a photo exactly like that one today.

I love your poem.

javajazz said...

this is starting to remind me
of my favourite breakfast cereal:
Raisin Branch

Funny Fashionista said...

Maybe they are like me, just waiting for someone to listen to what they have to say.

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Anji Gallanos said...

Hi Terry..sent you an email with some of our Alaskan raven's. The scene in your pic is really familiar to me...except ours are much much bigger.

anji

Tammie Lee said...

I like your poem with this wonderful image.

EcoRover said...

With ravens as my spirit animal, I had to stop by an say "Quork" to your "Caw" crows.

Thanks for the poem!

McRaven said...

Simply beautiful