THREE BLACK CROWS STAND SENTRY
THREE BLACK CROWS MOTIONLESS
THE WAVES THREATEN THEM AS THEY WATCH
ROLLING IN, THEN ROLLING OUT AGAIN
THREE BLACK CROWS STAND ON THE TIDAL LINE
LOOKING WARILY, WHAT ARE THEY WAITING FOR ?
WOULD YOUR EYE'S HAVE NOTICED THEIR VIGIL ?
I SAW THEM, WHAT ARE THEY PLANNING ?
IS THERE GOOD VICTUALS TO BE HAD ON THE TIDAL LINE ?
OR IS THIS THEIR MASON DIXON ?
THREE CROWS WAITING DRESSED IN SUNDAY BLACK
IT'S A DARK CLOUDY, RAINY DAY FOR WAITING
IS THERE SOMETHING COMING, SOMETHING DARK ?
SHOULD I BE WAITING, WATCHING WITH THEM ?
SHOULD WE ALL BE WATCHING ?
WHAT IS THE VIGIL FOR ? A BEACH VIGIL
THREE BLACK CROWS ONE ON A BRANCH
JUST OFF THE FLOOR BY ABOUT A LOOK-OUT FOOT
AS IF IT WAS HIS TURN TO BE THE LOOK-OUT
AS IF THEY HAVE DONE THIS BEFORE, HIS TURN ?
I WATCHED UNTIL IT RAINED HEAVILY AND THEN RETREATED
BUT THEY STAYED, I LEFT , BUT THEY STAYED WATCHING
MAYBE THEY'RE STILL THERE, MAYBE NOT
THREE BLACK CROWS MOTIONLESS ON THE ESTUARY WATER-LINE
WATCHING, WHY ?
Tim Williams was born and brought up in the coal mining valleys of south Wales and did various jobs over the years mainly in the antiques trade. Has been a singer songwriter for 35 years, 3 years ago tried his hand at poetry as opposed to song lyrics; having a little success started performing his poetry at festivals and gig's around Wales. He has had a few poems published in books and on websites both here in UK, won an award in Milan Italy in 2014 and has had a few published in USA on websites there. He has his first book of poems due out this spring entitled " Are you reading that poetry book your sitting on ". He has a Facebook site Tim Williams Welsh Poet and features on Cosmofunnel an American poetry and writing site.