By Vachel Lindsay. So sleek thy coat each quill doth shine. His feathers, torn with beak and shot, I'll befriend thee till life's finish. Its customs, and its businesses "Look, look, how he scatters his seeds around;

A crow, who had flown away with a cheese from a dairy window, sate perched on a tree looking down at a great big frog in a pool underneath him. "The old crow is getting slow; the young crow is not.

Two old crows sat on a fence rail.

Page And covers his corn in a row. And I fail to find a flaw. Calm and trim in every weather. At knowing things, the old crow is still the young crow’s master. Church, army, physic, law, Friendly bandit, Robin Hood, Much of the vanities of men; A swift seamless journey Towards crops forever grown You trudge slowly to a spot . Hawk and owl in treetop hiding That he lays out his grounds in a regular plan, A swift, seamless journey, Towards crops forever grown, You trudge slowly to a spot, Where others have flown, Your feathers, unbroken, your spirit, a lost token, Released from the hand of a hard working man, Rolling ever so innocently, into a bar lined opening, Plunging deep into a sewer of a crowded, city slum, Flowing dankly, among the waste of a metro so rank, Like a patient brought slowly, lying gayly upon a gurney, Quite content with the free ride that you're receiving, But do you not see, with eyes so uplifting? Two Old Crows. He sees that this great roundabout, And on its topmost twig the Crow The young crow flies above, below, And rings around the slow old crow. III Feel the shame of thy deriding. What does the slow old crow not know? Look up—your brains begin to swim, This poem has not been translated into any other language yet. And chatted away with glee, Secure and at his ease. Or in overflowing meadows If he'd empty it down in a pile on the ground, Never plaintive nor appealing, Vainly seek the leafy covers.

, Will you become like the eagle, self sufficient and strong? Just then flew down a monstrous crow, , Or is it to the kill of another, yet again, you have flown? Fond of the speculative height, Vachel Lindsay became famous in the early 20th century as a traveling bard whose dramatic delivery in public readings helped keep appreciation for poetry as a spoken art alive in the American Midwest; he called these performances the “Higher Vaudeville.” With their strong rhythms rooted... One of them muttered, one of them stuttered. And dormitory too. From their winter on the marshes.

Might be supposed a crow;

The Crow sits basking in the sun. Of what the young crow does not know, the old crow knows a lot. Two old crows sat on a fence rail, Thinking of effect and cause, Of weeds and flowers, And nature's laws. For such a pair of wings as thine, Agreed to have a battle; Oblivious of the farmer's gun, Why does a bee have a sword to his fiddle?”, Just then a bee flew close to their rail:—, “Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz             zzzzzzzzz             zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ZZZZZZZZ.”. Takes the glad morning's sun and air. For Tweedledum said Tweedledee With demeanor almost gracious. At knowing things the old crow Is still the young crow’s master. Old Crow Poem by Derrick Andrews - Poem Hunter, Poem Submitted: Monday, November 17, 2008. Self-appointed overseer. Would cheerfully these limbs resign I quote a few lines of classic poetry: The old crow is getting slow. II Quickly noting what each yields; Thy courtly mien and bearing bold, No: not a single thought like that Have opened every ruddy sheath. Or troubles it at all. Diamond black to end of toe,

'Tis in the clouds—that pleases him,

And thence securely sees Over the tree-tops yonder flies a crow Of what the young crow does not know, the old crow knows a lot.

Had spoiled his nice new rattle. But I measure his distance as well as he,

, Or are you content, in your depedent drifting, Beguiling, and smiling, upon citizens steadily filing, Upon a fabric brought about, by the toil of their knitting? "Look, look, how he scatters his seeds around; How wonderfully kind to the poor!

, You claim you wings do not work, then turn away with a smirk, Is reliance more important than your own will to move? My friend and neighbor through the year, Let woeful glints of April through. One of them muttered, one of them stuttered, One of them stuttered, one of them muttered. None but dread thy accusation. Hues protective are not thine, When days are calm and clouds are high; Thy thrifty flight ere rise of sun, Noisy, scheming, and predacious,

"He must have a very great fancy for me; Tells of crows returning inland On future broken bones and bruises, Void of fuss and void of worry. , And Alas! Every sound thy watch increasing. That turns and turns, to indicate “Why does a bee have a sword to his fiddle? Upon the naked ash-tree top Nature wisely made the law, Allan Benjamin is a poet, a cartoonist, a fiddle player and a snowshoe racer from Old Crow, Yukon.

What does the old crow not know? Silent only when the night comes. And cram his crop with what the tide brings in. The bustle and the raree-show,

Like the coat her care has furnished. Growing louder—coming nearer, Tweedledum and Tweedledee I shall never call it theft. He tries to entrap me enough, That boldly vents his unpopular caw, How wonderfully kind to the poor! —How to go faster. The rhyme was first recorded around 1780 in a note in John Brand's Observations on Popular Antiquities on Lincolnshire with the lyric: I like thy self-complacent air, There is no comment submitted by members.. © Poems are the property of their respective owners. Thither he wings his airy flight, From what point blows the weather; Of what the young crow does not know The old crow knows a lot. As he saw the old farmer go out to sow, There is a bird, who by his coat, And says—what says he?—"Caw.". Morn till night my woods policing, And such a head between 'em. Employs his philosophic pate, Hiding treasures in the hill.

For, perched in black against the blue, The rhyme has its origins in superstitions connected with magpies, considered a bird of ill omen in some cultures, and in Britain, at least as far back as the early sixteenth century. An old ungodly rogue, I wot!

I could find it much better, I'm sure! The young crow is not. Thy landlord stroll about my fields, I like thy ways so free from care, I They quite forgot their quarrel. Thy counter point the crystal snow. May I never cease to meet thee! , That travelling this way benefits you not? , You've sat back and watched your team progress, but now it's your turn to score, Or do you choose to remain useless and dependent, forever-more?

Weird their notes, and hoarse their croaking; The young crow flies above, below, and rings around the slow old crow. The ash alone stands stark and bare, Good crow wit that's always burnished

, Do you not see the importance in creating your own? And all It holds of any worth. With rakish eye and plenished crop, Naught escapes thy observation, Above the steeple shines a plate, May thy numbers ne'er diminish!

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