Rooks

Starlings form one being,

that moves and spins, each bird

part of the whole. Rooks,

on the other hand,

travel as a company

of individuals. I’ve watched them,

loosely linked, peeling off singly

or in pairs, coming together

for food, or fighting.

They are a company of swords,

the mercenaries of the skies,

choosing their companions,

committing fresh each day.

 

For Sue Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt. I have a minor rook obsession. It might show.  

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11 thoughts on “Rooks

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  2. I agree with the others – you truly have watched them to compare them so truly with starlings. I love any corvid – they were much maligned at one time, though they’re real characters. Lovely words

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