Crow Talk

Crow talk
 
betwixt night and dawn
Sleeping waking groans
A crow interrupted moan
 
 
Pirouetting in dark
feathered cloak, a wee
whirling dervish it was

cranky, making me frown
I shouted “go, don pristine
billowing white gown”
 
 
boosted by Java Joe instigated
adrenalin kick, I thought beyond
bird’s goofy impromptu shtick

Is he harbinger of good news
or messenger of snuffed wicks
or news bearer from soldier son

at theater in ongoing war front
I carefully heeded inner prompts
Voices of departed loved ones

One voice rose above others
Plea from first youthful crush
Taken untimely by death’s brush

release me from your thoughts
let me go in peace, finally you are
deliriously happy, now let me be

pieces fell in place making sense
extracted beloved locked in bosom
sent off, rotating prayer wheel adieus

Weight lifted from my grieving heart
Son is fine, I know and will do us proud
Life gives as well after taking world apart

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** In Hinduism, it is believed that people who died will take food and offerings through a variety of crows called “Bali k?kka”. Every year people whose parents or relatives died will offer food to crows as well as cows on the ?r?ddha day-(performed after death of a person and on each death anniversary)

 In the Story of Bhusunda, a chapter of the Yoga Vasistha, a very old sage in the form of a crow, Bhusunda, recalls a succession of epochs in the earth’s history, as described in Hindu cosmology. He survived several destructions, living on a wish-fulfilling tree on Mount Meru.[24]
Crows are mentioned often in Buddhism, especially Tibetan disciplines. The Dharmapala (protector of the Dharma) Mahakala is represented by a crow in one of his physical/earthly forms. Avalokite?vara/Chenrezig, who is reincarnated on Earth as the Dalai Lama, is often closely associated with the crow because it is said that when the first Dalai Lama was born, robbers attacked the family home. The parents fled and were unable to get to the infant Lama in time. When they returned the next morning expecting the worst, they found their home untouched, and a pair of crows were caring for the Dalai Lama. It is believed that crows heralded the birth of the First, Seventh, Eighth, Twelfth and Fourteenth Lamas, the latter being the current Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.

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