crow and kitty

Posted: 07/16/2011 in house of change, house of music

i plucked out my eye

and put a star in there instead.

now any time i wink

you’ll think the sky is gone for dead.


i took a thousand deep black crows

and put them all together, nose to nose

down each side of the road

and up and down the track.


now when number seventy-seven rolls so pretty

from chicago all the way to kansas city,

the crows fly out the stack

and turn the whole damn night sky black.


seeing as how i learnt you all this news

sing me a high old lonesome blues.

love me like a deep black crow

from atlanta all the way to baltimore.



  1. hedgewitch says:

    Darkness everywhere, with only the whim of a winking kitteh to break the black….this gave me the black crow blues, til i realized it was perfect cover.

  2. lisa says:

    damn! lovin it

    “i took a thousand deep black crows

    and put them all together, nose to nose”

    your work is a treasure, and the world would hold it as such if they could just get their hands on it!


  3. brian miller says:

    ah, see it isn’t a night without coal black crooning…that opening stars frickin rocks and it only gets better from there…

  4. Claudia says:

    now don’t wink too much…we need some starlight as the sky is already dark enough…tight write shay

  5. This is seriously cool! šŸ™‚

  6. Deserves a high old lonesome blues indeed and I do believe you’re just the one to sing it. Loved the poem.

  7. Natasha says:

    Fantastic! I hear that train a’comin…beware the all black sky! Lyrical, compelling, I love this little tale you’re telling! Here’s to the crows…and dVersePoets!

  8. macdougalstreetbaby says:

    Do you ever set your words to music? I can almost hear the notes. Beautiful.

  9. Mama Zen says:

    Love it when you learn me!

  10. lolamouse says:

    Awesome! And you even know how they say Balmo’ to rhyme with crow!

  11. randallweiss says:

    I’m seeing something here about the power to control what people see or don’t see, a concept that can apply to many areas of life.

  12. Chris G. says:

    Lyrical bit of magnificence. And it all just keeps on rolling on…an interesting journey.

  13. dani says:

    the first stanza took my breath away! love, Love, LOVE this!!! ā™„

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