Tuesday, January 13, 2015

A Taste Of Crow


The bite of revelation left a foul taste
on once bragging, resolute lips.
Error served ego a portion of crow
when it was evident certainty’s tongue
had the arrogance to believe feathers
only came to another’s plate.

©Susie Clevenger 2015


For those who might not know the expression “eating crow” : Eating crow is an American colloquial idiom, meaning humiliation by admitting wrongness or having been proven wrong after taking a strong position.

15 comments:

Jim said...

Susie, I hope the crow was 'chicken-fried'.
Most time the eating crow is an embarrassing experience and it brings a person down a notch.
You expressed that very nicely
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Sherry Blue Sky said...

Oh this is so well put! Love the photo too.

Manicddaily said...

Very well put--plate or palate could be interchangeable here--I especially like the way you have personified error and ego and certainty. Take care, Susie. K .

Kerry O'Connor said...

Error served ego a portion of crow.

What a fabulous line in a poem which is remarkably on point.

Wolfsrosebud said...

this was sweet... tastefully, no pun, done

Kenn Merchant said...

This poem is very thought provoking. I don't quite know what to say about it. Definitely entertaining to the brain, and can't quite put a finger on an answer to it. Very interesting.

Kathryn Dyche Dechairo said...

Love the image and the words . . . beautiful combo.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Well said--loved the pairing of verse and photo here!

Björn Rudberg said...

I had never heard the expression eating crow.. But it does become a great poem. Taking idioms as starting point is a great idea..

blueoran said...

Something about the phrase "eating crow" so eloquently describes what it means to eat one's own shadow rather than projecting wrong onto others. Finely done.

Marian said...

Ah, what the truth reveals. I like your photo with these lines... truth-teller.

colleen said...

I like the whole of the composition. Foul taste works in more than one way.

DeniseinVA said...

I haven't heard that term in a very long time, the poem was great and the picture of the plate with the feather.

Hannah said...

I wasn't familiar with this...great way to poetically express this idea, Susie.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Error served ego a portion of crow. Great!