Welcome to Week 8 of my Corvid-2020 Weekly Challenge. Corvids are birds belonging to the Corvidae family, encompassing ravens, crows, magpies, jays and nutcrackers. So peruse your corvid photo, poetry, music and story archives and join the challenge.
You can participate in the Corvid-2020 Weekly Challenge by creating a pingback to this post (my pingback approval settings are set up for manual approval, so it may take a little while for your pingback to appear) and/or by leaving a hyperlink to your submission in the comments. Tag your post Corvid-2020 or C20WC. I really do hope you will join in.
My turn now.
Slanderous torts of raven lore, the accused, aggrieved,
crows wrongful imprisonment, attests
innocence. Caws defiant,
corroborating alibi and jags judge,
jury and jailers in the eye. Neither servant
of the cuckold, nor practitioner of the dark arts.
No murderer of lambs or harbinger
of death. No oracle or orator, not
even hoarse. For anyone can see
that myth is not fact. A symbol, a metaphor maybe.
A beautiful bird.
Unmuted. Caws. Flies. And eats carrion.
Here are the wonderful contributions from last week’s challenge.