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Tuesday, March 11, 2014


Looking for a murder,
the weary crow
calls from atop a telephone pole
CAW!                                CAW!

above circle hawks. 

     A murder is what a group of crows is called.  Do you know other group names like a school of fish?
What is the name for a group of paper clips?  A group of shoes?  A group of sandwiches? I'd give you the answer if I knew it, but I don't think there are answers.  This means you can make up your own word.  All you have to do is get other people to agree to your word and use it.  Or if just one other person uses the word, it can become your own secret code.
    I saw a crow this morning on my walk and it got me to thinking about this poem.  When I turned to walk home, I was hoping to see the crow again calling to me, but instead the hawk was there.  This got me to consider all the birds that have sat on the telephone pole.  I'm now thinking about writing a persona poem (your teacher might call it a mask poem) from the view point of a telephone pole.  Would you like to try a persona poem today too?
Perhaps you can make it a concrete poem (shape poem) or use interesting line breaks like I did in the poem above.
Have fun writing your poem. 


  1. Joy,
    I thought perhaps the crow was looking for remains from a kill. I didn't know a group of crows are a murder. Wow! You keep me informed. The word fits either way though. Good thinking!

  2. I've always thought this particular group name among the best. I alos like a parliament of owls. Cute poem. Thanks for sharing it.