I saw the movie “Moonrise Kingdom” (more on that in an upcoming post), but one of my favorite parts is when Sam meets Suzy. She is the raven in a production of “Noye’s Fludde.” Seeing her in that costume reminded me of a little poem I wrote a few years ago.
IF NOAH HAD SENT A CROW
Some say a raven scouted land,
proceeding from old Noah’s hand.
The raven flew both far and near
but it did not return. Oh dear!
Then Noah sent a fair white dove
who picked an olive branch with love.
When Noah sent her out again,
she stayed to nest. The flood did end.
But if, instead, he’d sent a crow
to look for land, both high and low,
that crafty bird—so sly and wily —
would have returned with poison ivy.