Student Innovation & Creativity Showcase for Lansing Community College

Illustration Poem- Crows by Marilyn Nelson

This was for a class project in ENGL 208 Children’s Literature, we were asked to select a poem for children or young adults and to “illustrate” it on the page to appeal to you readers


Marilyn Nelson

What if to taste and see, to notice things,
to stand each is up against emptiness
for a moment or an eternity—
images collected in consciousness
like a tree alone on the horizon—
is the main reason we’re on the planet.
The food’s here of the first crow to arrive,
numbers two and three at a safe distance,
then approaching the hand-created taste
of leftover coconut macaroons.
The instant sparks in the earth’s awareness.


Instructor: Teresa Purves

Item Credit: Taryn Medina

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