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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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Crows

(Part of Living Poem)   

 

Henry comes out with a handful of food

For the crows that claim three acres of woods

Above the head of a creek.

 

He seeks a connection to the flock of cacklers

Who track and recognize us human actors

And whisper subtle critiques.

 

There once was a people called the Crows,

Keepers of the secrets of herbal medicine,

Who lived in Thessaly above Hellenic Athens.

 

I think the name, “Crow,” is defamatory.  “Black”

Is what Apollo called his formerly white-enough messenger

When the old crow had snitched on Coronis, his paramour.

 

Coronis, the Crow princess Apollo had made his own,

Had slept with Ischys, keeper of the mistletoe, though

She was pregnant then with the seed of Lord Apollo.

 

Apollo had the two killed and adopted Asclepius,

The kid he’d pulled from the womb of the princess

And co-opted to found his Hellenic School of Medicine.

 

The people whom history displaces metamorphose

Into an oracular flock of cynics in dark clothes.

Maybe it is time to feed the crows.  

--Rob Neufeld, Oct. 11, 2018

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