Crows Calling At Night

Written for:  dVerse Poets Pub - Poetics:  
China-Kingdom of the Poem  (posted by Laura Bloomsbury)

"The Poetics’ Challenge here is: Select any ONE of the above poems and with as many re-reads as you need, imagine what the poet has painted, what impressions are conveyed. Then:-

reinterpret the poem in your own style
OR for those of you who prefer a classical form then:-
  re-interpret the poem in the Chinese LUSHI style.

Smoke-shadowed walls, hint of blackbird's nest
Soft song of male will soon vanish
Piano music plays, her fingers too gentle.
The melody is lost as is her love.
She brushes her palms along the keys
Her tears are in sync with April rain.

(I used "Crows Calling At Night by Li bai)

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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8 Responses to Crows Calling At Night

  1. “She brushes her palms along the keys” – that line resonates so softly and echoes the song of the blackbird too


  2. Cara Hartley says:

    Lovely and mournful. Been there, done that, too many times, I fear.
    ~cie from poetry of the netherworld~


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    “She brushes her palms along the keys,”… sigh .. this is so achingly beautiful and poignant 💝💝


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