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Memento mori

Observed: 5th November 2012 By: jeremyrjeremyr’s reputation in Birdsjeremyr’s reputation in Birdsjeremyr’s reputation in Birdsjeremyr’s reputation in Birds
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Description:

'Since someone will forever be surpising,
A hunger in themself to be more serious,
And gravitating with it to this ground,
Which, they once heard, was proper to grow wise in,
If only that so many dead lie round.'
(from Churchgoing, 'The Less Deceived', Larkin '54)

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Species with which Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) interacts

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dennis trunecka's picture

Carrion Crow.

"Who brought the flowers to this grave?
...

I am Death's friend,
Said the crow. I ought to know.
I dropped them in the shadow of the leaning stone.
I brought the flowers."

(In Tintagel Graveyard by Brian Patten).