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The Crow

A photo of a crow in flight about to land on a lamppost.  The crow has its wings and feet outstretched towards a perch on the lamppost, it is inches away from landing. The lamppost stands on the left side of the image. Planters full of colourful flowers hang from the lamppost.
  • Submitted by:
    Julia F.
  • Type:
    • Poem
  • Year:
    • 2023
  • Location:
    • British Columbia
  • Language:
    • English

“The Crow” is a Shakespearean sonnet that vividly illustrates that there is a strong network of support around you when you are seeking stability in a changing world. Crows represent wisdom, change and hope to First Nations. The sonnet highlights that throughout life’s challenges, we often forget to pause and reflect, for it is important that we take breaks, and be proud of how far we have come.

The Crow

When in a changing world full of tricksters and blight, the guardian of wisdom observes.

For when there is change, it may stop its flight, to get the rest it deserves. 

Perching on a still pole to help its mind renew, with ink-black feathers holding untold tales, never forgetting what it once knew.

That through battles bravely fought, the spirit prevails. 

Embodying both change and thought, the vitality of its wings guide others through, to help those that may be caught, in not knowing what to do. 

For every journey is each their own.

But know, you are not alone. 

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