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7th May 11

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Old Crow

     under a thin moon / in love’s absence
           R S Thomas: The Way of It
Or maybe this was
the way of it
maybe she saw
the rainbow radiance
sheening the wings
or lusted
for a sword sharp bill
an anthracite eye
maybe she longed
for a high branched haven
the clasp of a horned claw
or – as a woman will
under whatever moon –
she glimpsed you
lit and shining
and took you for hers

Joy Howard

in collection Refurbishment, 2011, Ward Wood Publishing;
previously published in Sphinx, 2009