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Vachel Lindsay - Two Old Crows

Two old crows sat on a fence rail.
Two old crows sat on a fence rail,
Thinking of effect and cause,
Of weeds and flowers,
And nature's laws.
One of them muttered, one of them stuttered,
One of them stuttered, one of them muttered.
Each of them thought far more than he uttered.
One crow asked the other crow a riddle.
One crow asked the other crow a riddle:
The muttering crow 
Asked the stuttering crow,
"Why does a bee have a sword to his fiddle?
Why does a bee have a sword to his fiddle?"
"Bee-cause," said the other crow,
B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B-cause."

Just then a bee flew close to their rail: --
"Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ZZZZZZZZ."
And those two black crows
Turned pale,
And away those crows did sail.
B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B-cause.
B B B B B B B B B B B B B B B-cause.
"Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ZZZZZZZZ." 

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Poet: Vachel Lindsay
Poem: Two Old Crows
Poem of the Day: Jul 12 2011

Comment 2 of 2, added on March 3rd, 2016 at 2:40 PM.

What kind of reaction did the crows have when the bee flew close? How do you know? Include some supporting evidence.

g from United Kingdom
Comment 1 of 2, added on July 9th, 2009 at 7:40 PM.

The word "because" is the usual answer given from an ignorant person when asked a question about a natural act the ignorant person cannot answer. For example, Why does the Earth rotate on its axis?: Bbbbbbcause.

grant from United States

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