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How the Raven Was Made

Snipped from a midnight sky

absent of stars.

Reaper robed, scythe beaked,

raucous croak an ancient

door creak.

Give it towers and steeples

to haunt, worn gargoyles

to perch on, teach it

to pass between

the thin veil of worlds.



Kathryn Metcalfe is a poet from Renfrewshire.She has read poetry in walled gardens, yurts and at peace protests. She appeared at Paisley Book Festival 2022 as part of the Long Table Poets. Her pamphlet Like Nesting Dolls We Are was published in 2023 by Seahorse Publications. She volunteers at her local RSPB.

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