Corvus Activity by Anne Marie Butler

Corvus Activity

rooks scatter
black and leafless
through the ash wood

fat budded
twigs used for nesting;
the trees will grow feathers

plump and green
stacked up
like cushions

and come winter
the black ash wood
will fly away.

Anne Marie Butler is an artist and book illustrator who has been writing poetry for the past 5 years. She lives in the Preseli Hills in West Wales and attends and reads poetry ‘on mic ’ at local venues. She is currently studying Modern Literature with the Open University. Further details can be found at

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