The Christian Science Monitor

Readers write: Feathered friends, nuclear news, and poetry reflection

Feathered friends

I live in Redondo Beach, a suburban town on Santa Monica Bay. Thus, my little murder of crows is not as grand as the one in Murr Brewster’s April 1 Home Forum essay, “We are observed.” Nevertheless, the One day, after much unremitting raucous crow clamor, I wandered out to see what was up. A dozen crows lined the wires across the street, their focus on the gutter at my feet. A dead crow. “She’s dead,” I hollered. “I’m sorry, but I can’t help you. There’s nothing I can do.”I wrapped the late tribe member in a trash bag and took it off. They decided it was finished and departed.

Citiți o mostră, înregistrați-vă pentru a citi în continuare.

Interese conexe

Mai multe de la The Christian Science Monitor

The Christian Science Monitor2 min citite
Foolish Talk Leads To A Bunch Of ‘Malarkey’
No one, or at least no member of Congress, says malarkey more than Joe Biden does. Its connotation is avuncular and proudly old-fashioned.
The Christian Science Monitor6 min cititePolitics
As Iran And Iraq Simmer, Giants Of Shiite World Vie For Influence
The separation of religion and state is splitting the Shiite world, pitting the supreme leader of Iran, a theocracy, against Iraq’s grand ayatollah.
The Christian Science Monitor7 min citite
In Australia, Searching For Common Ground Amid Scorched Earth
Australia’s fires may prompt new cooperation on environmental policy, many hope, in a coal-dependent country where views on climate change diverge.