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I wrote this for a contest at [link] for two unconnected things being connected by an object. I chose a crow and and violin being connected by their sorrowful song.
Hope everyone likes
Also this is 78 lines
The ending, if I do say so myself, was quite brillant. The idea of a poor crow, croaking the impersonation of a fallen singer just plucks my hearstrings into quite a lovely tune. I can see the obvious symbolism in this...in the sorrow of one in their lacking, and the misery of another in their expression. I think I've often felt like that crow, calling in self-dismay and ire, and carrying the notes of another until all that's left of me is raw and dull. It's quite wonderful...
But, I have to say, I would spice up the words a bit. "Sorrow" and "sing/song" among others are used a little too often for my taste, but not to where it's annoying.
And I love crows~ I feed and help keep a few at the local bird hospital. X3
The magpie speaks...so it can't be too hard to teach a crow! :3 (Same family, higher intelligence.)
If I had a crow, I'd be sure to get a Hooded or African Pied crow...I find them to my liking, and African Pieds are pretty easy to train. (That, or get a raven. )
But, hey, if you can get any crow, get one! They're awesome! (But messy...)