I am a poet who has both been published and self published. All work on this blog is all copyright Alex Ness. While I make very little money from my work I am technically a professional. Measuring by the hours I've written I am professional. My goal is to share my work with as many people that can read it, as far as the internet may reach with it. I hope if you are moved you will share this blog with others, and perhaps buy my books.

Whatever the result, thank you for viewing this blog. I cannot express how greatly I appreciate the many people, from many places upon the earth, who have visited.

I bid you peace.

Je ne regrette pas la douleur, car il m'a fait plus forte

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Monday, August 16, 2010

Crows in circles

Early morning
In the growing heat
Of the summer day
Crows gather and circle
Where the boys now laid
Dying where they stood
Some still had life,
Others dead for certain
A field of mourning
Covered in dew
Sweating blood
Through the night
Silently praying
For the merciful end
That comes to other men
Not those fighting
In a foreign land
Against nameless foes
In the shallow grass
Slick with ichors
Deep in woe
The bodies lay
To rot in autumn
Like left behind pumpkins
After the harvest
And soon to be covered
In a dressing of snow