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"My Friend, the Crow" by Stephen Carragher


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Published January 15, 2024

My Friend, the Crow

by Stephen Carragher

We learn Irish at school
"Older than Russian,"
I have been assured.
Like any language
Questions are important. We are drilled
Be that the "what", céard
The "why"? Cen fáth?
The "how", conas?
And the where?
Some children struggled with the question words.
I remember
My primary school teacher, and not always kindly,
Told us to imagine a lost crow.
? ?
Where am I?
I sometimes wonder idly as I see a lone crow perched
Do you know where you are, friend?
Or are you also lost?

About the Poet
Stephen Carragher resides in Castleblaney, County Monaghan, Ireland.
Read the poet's biography on Stephen Carragher's Artist Page.

This poem is included in Comet #1, published in the Wax Poetry and Art Library.

Previously published in Dublin Poetry Magazine:
Clare Island Bay
by Dean Monaghan

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