Lonely Raven

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Artistic Interpretations with Margaret
“Perhaps you can place yourself within the painting… or have your poem take on the qualities of the animals Toril has so masterfully painted. Maybe make up a story and take on a unique voice that is pure fiction.”


Credt: Toril Fisher Fine Art

Yeah, she left me.  Flew off
with some young bird
who doesn’t have all
his feathers yet. I am
nothing to rave about,
strips of white streaking
my head and back. She is
no spring bird either;
she plucks her whites.
Well, a guy’s gotta eat,
and I am ravenous. Guess
it will be rodent for one.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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26 Responses to Lonely Raven

  1. Creative interpretation of the artwork!


  2. Ha, nice personification!


  3. thotpurge says:

    Ha ha.. rodent for one.. terrific close!


  4. Jim says:

    My song, Sara. I loved it all and relived every bit for three years, except the rodents. Instead I cooked for myself. The young birds didn’t last, the last was a little younger and she kept him.


  5. annell4 says:

    What a sweet write. You have made him seem so real!!


  6. Jo says:

    Great take on the painting!


  7. kanzensakura says:

    Nice creative take on the pic! What is a guy to do?


  8. willow88switches says:

    Oh well done! Well done! and wonderful choice of narrative voice – yes, you’ve really plated up a certain mournful song – and great great use of the grey/white tones in the painting – love how you’ve suggested so much with so few words, oh, such carefully chosen words! Cheeky but so pleasing.


  9. Vivian Zems says:

    Bravo! Even the live lives of ravens have to be taken into account 😅


  10. MYRNA ZACH says:

    Lucky her with a boy bird

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  11. Poor thing… Oh when the feathers gray some will stray.


  12. MrsBednar says:

    A wise bird knows sorrow passes and life moves on.


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