Thursday, October 1, 2015

unkindness

October dawned with a
Chill in the air. Wispy
Tendrils of fog,
Of ghosts nearly there.
Black as the night, in an
Eerie unkindness
Ravens gather to feast,
          in cold callousness.
a gathering of crows is called a murder because they often gather to feast on the dead. for the same reason, a gathering of ravens is called an unkindness.

1 comment:

  1. I knew both of those collective nouns - and dismissed them as prejudice.
    The corvid family are super intelligent, family minded and birds I love to see.

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