Friday, September 24, 2010

paths... (4)

by human being

illustrations by rhoda penmarq and human being

fourth of five parts

to begin at the beginning, click here













the crow flew off










the crow on the wall flew off
the crow on the tall wall flew off
the crow on the tall wall cawed and flew off
the crow on the tall wall cawed once and flew off








i was watching the crow on the tall wall
i was watching the crow on the tall wall through the window







i was watching the crow on the tall wall through the closed window
i was watching the crow on the tall wall through the closed window for a long time









the crow flew off
the crow on the tall wall flew off
the crow on the tall wall flew off to continue its journey
the crow on the tall wall flew off to continue its long journey





i think... a journey is never short
i think... a journey has no beginning nor an end
i think... a journey is longer than life











i think of the crow and the next wall
i think of the wall and the next crow







i get up and open the window













the tall wall looks shorter










the
pebble
sinks
down
into
the
pond
never seeing the ripples on the surface of water










she tattoos some tears on her cheeks
 paints some bleeding wounds on her hands
attaches a few feathers onto her hat
and when i laugh
she gets mad






shortcuts make the path longer












shadows on the wall
a windless afternoon
the path runs through his eyes









water always leaves haughty heights


to embrace lowly lands








craving hands that clutch
feeble wings that take flight
a feather-covered path that winds and winds












part 5

4 comments:

The Crow said...

Seriously beautiful.
Beautifully serious.
Crow observes observer observing crow.

human being said...

this crow too loves observing crows... we are here in this world to watch...

seriously!
just when we watch, the secrets are revealed... you know that, my crow friend... that's why you observe...
;)

Old 333 said...

The only way back up is as clouds. Really enjoying this piece! thanks for it, you guys.
PG

human being said...

what a beautiful sentence!
yes as clouds...
thanks a lot!