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Thread #150089 Message #3854005
Posted By: leeneia
08-May-17 - 10:17 PM
Thread Name: Origin/Meaning: Crow on the Cradle (Sydney Carter)
Subject: RE: Origin/Meaning: Crow on the Cradle (Sydney Carter)
I don't think the crow represents war. The crow is merely a brutally frank observer who observes human behavior and knows nothing of tact or circumlocution. It shows no mercy in predicting that the child in the cradle will suffer the effects of war.
As the crow says in the last verse, it's up to us humans to change war.