d’Verse Poetics Prompt- Confidence Is A Crow

The challenge is to write a poem in the first person that compares some trait of ours with something animal. It should not be a whale, but another creature (mammal, fish, bird, insect, etc.) with which we have something in common. The title should be the animal thing, in the same way Marjorie Saiser chose ‘The Print the Whales Make’.

Call me what you wish,
I sing for no one.
Melodies?
Banal ; Humdrum.
You’ll note once I complain
Ruffling feathers and casting doubts,
Then I’ll disappear.
You’re left to study the remains.
My cleverness needs no color.
Primed and proud,
I’m purposefully fearless.
Notice, as I notice you.
A shadow with a sharp eye,
Unashamed to fly,
Confident enough to walk.
Call me what you wish,
I sing for no one.


Poetics: The Print the Whales Make | dVerse (dversepoets.com)

24 thoughts on “d’Verse Poetics Prompt- Confidence Is A Crow

  1. I have an affinity with corvids, magpies and crows in particular, and your poem really appeals to me, Susan. I love the attitude you’ve captured here, and the lines:
    ‘A shadow with a sharp eye,
    Unashamed to fly,
    Confident enough to walk.’

  2. sanaarizvi

    This is absolutely stunning! I love; “My cleverness needs no color. Primed and proud, I’m purposefully fearless.”💝💝

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  4. they sure are strong words with a powerful attitude … if you have these traits you will achieve much! And if more of us would emulate your last line our world would be a better place, well written!

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