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.


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.