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Crack Crows' Caws

Harish Mamgain is passionate about writing. He loves poetry.

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Crack Crows' Caws

Here in India, we assign various meanings to a crow' s caw. Sometime it gives hints of a visitor coming to one's dwelling, while other times, it may be signal of bad omens like disasters or death. At festivities, it is regarded pious to give special food to crows.

This is a tautogram, a kind of poem in which each word begins with the same letter. This poem is the result of churning of a thought about the cawing of crows. I, sometime, wonder what all these creatures utter in their language, which is a simple monotonous sound to us.

Around these thoughts, I have tried to weave this poem. This is my fifth alphabet poem.

Crack Crows' Caws

Crows caw
Can comprehend catastrophe
close
Can clarify cruise course crystal clear
Contemplate carnal cadence
crude
Clarion call could cause
catharsis
Calumny confusion conundrum
cripples
Cut crust, cross contours
Construe convoluted corroded
conscience
Construct cohesive congenial
cerebral cosmos
Concentrate collaborate create
curvaceous cupid
Come collect cryptic clues
Crack crows' caws


Harish Mamgain

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Comments

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on January 31, 2020:

Thank you Ruby, it is really fun to create such poems around some ideas. Glad it touched you.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 31, 2020:

Wow, this is amazing and not easy to do. I did one, it takes a great deal of thought and expertise in the use of words. Bravo!

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on January 31, 2020:

I appreciate you enjoyed this poem. Thank you Bushra.

Anya Ali from Rabwah, Pakistan on January 31, 2020:

Good poem! I enjoyed it.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on January 30, 2020:

Hi Shaloo ! I too was unaware of such kind of poetry until I read one. Glad this funny style of writing poetry attracted you. Thank you my dear friend for reading and commenting.

Shaloo Walia from India on January 30, 2020:

This was interesting. I was unfamiliar with this poetry form.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on January 29, 2020:

No doubt, crows are a clever species of birds. Glad this poem stirred your heart. Thank you so much Peggy Woods.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on January 29, 2020:

Glad you liked this poem Verlie. Yes, crows are intelligent birds. I love the interesting bits you mentioned about crows. Your beautiful comments add to the worth of this poem. Once I saw a crow trying to balance a tiny iron rod in its beak. It made efforts one after another, and at last succeeded in carrying it to its nest. Thanks a lot for your kind visit and comments.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on January 29, 2020:

Thank you so much Eric for reading and commenting. It is really fun to coin this kind of poems. I enjoy doing it.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 29, 2020:

Crows are clever birds. I was unfamiliar with this type of poetry, so thanks for introducing me to it.

Verlie Burroughs from Canada on January 29, 2020:

Harish I enjoyed your Crow call poem, so clever and fun. You know I was just thinking today (before I read your poem) of all the strange sounds that crows make. Sometimes they will imitate a cat, or another type of bird. If they are content, and happy, they make a throaty gurgling sound that is quite pleasant. Sometimes they are quiet. Other times when they feel threatened their calls are ear-splitting. They are great communicators as you say. And they do seem to have remarkable memory. I feed them a handful of wild bird seed every day, and they watch and wait for me. They are good at finding food.

Where I live they pick mussels and clams that wash up on the beach after a storm, fly really high, and drop them to break them open to eat. My street is covered with bits of blue and white broken shells.

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 29, 2020:

We, my son and I have crows that migrate to the shores at night and come here in the day. They flights "murders" can reach well over 100. We are in awe of them.

That style is so great. It just works itself quite well in your use. I bet it is hard to do.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on January 29, 2020:

Venkatachariji, a crow creates different sounds if we give a little attention to it. Tautogram is a kind of unique poetry where each word begins with the same letter. I appreciate your comments as well as the continuous support and encouragement you have been extending to me. Thanks a lot.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on January 29, 2020:

Lorna, I'm glad you liked the meanings of crows'caws. Thanks for your kind visit and comments.

Harish Mamgain (author) from New Delhi , India on January 29, 2020:

Yes Devika, crows are certainly clever. In my childhood, one my friends broke eggs of crows. Crows used to attack him whenever he passed by them on the way to our school. Glad that this funny poem touched you. Thank you my friend for reading and commenting.

Venkatachari M from Hyderabad, India on January 29, 2020:

This poem is very interesting and entertaining. I never came across a tautogram prior to this.

Your take on the crows' cawing sounds is very intelligent. They communicate so many things that seem simply a nuisance to our ears. Thanks for introducing us to this unique subject.

Lorna Lamon on January 29, 2020:

I enjoyed reading about the various meanings of a crow's caw which I must admit can be very noisy. This is an excellent example of this style Harish - an enjoyable read.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on January 29, 2020:

I like what you express about crows. Cleverly created into your words of crows. They certainly have their own language. Crows are clever.