23 March 2012

Raven Speak

Crow

these crows articulated their belief
that ‘aaarrrk’ phonetically engaged
their diphthongs best – for ages I’d
alleged they rarely used a silent ‘f’
to head the chary word and said it
stood to satirize most any claim to
corvid subtlety – instead they were
a mob of arrant pollies in debate

old mate they say, again y’ aaarkin’
wrong for crows we ain’t & ravens
true we be; ‘n here’s a fact y’ need
accommodate; to ‘ear our speech
complete just aaarkin’ think how
you’d articulate the bloody same!

© 3 October 2011, I. D. Carswell