Sunday, January 16, 2011

Poetry Bus,1/16/11

My morning meditation became about tiny, shiny birds.
Songbirds and all things relating to them- colorful.
Does this apply to TFE's prompt ?

The apse was empty
and so I went out
into the greening garden
and picked up a rake.
Emeralds lead me onward,
" Grriiishhh, rrrisshhh,"
pulling brown tufts away
"Fluff, enough."
Suddenly a choral voice
wavered out, gaining strength,
heart rending solo
from above.
"Who-?" I  whispered
scanning the ring of apple trees,
and far left on the tippy top branch
a little red blob with its beak to the sky
was serenading all around
a washed blue sky.
And so he and I
kept company,
sometimes in sync and sometimes
I'd stop, lean on the handle
just breathing.
All the way down the long yard,
he sang, I raked,
until I reached the windmill.


Niamh B said...

Sounds like a harmonious scene. Beautiful

Rachel Fox said...

Good company to keep.

Titus said...

Oh, that's just so well done! I loved
"Grriiishhh, rrrisshhh,"
pulling brown tufts away
"Fluff, enough."
and those last three lines.

Olivia said...

Soothing n peaceful!
A very nice read indeed.. Thank you for sharing this.. :)

I invite you to join our 18th potluck beginning this Sunday, Hope to see you at Http://
Week 18 Theme: Languages, Signs and Symbol. Poets , especially First Time Participants are also welcome to share old poems or poems unrelated to our theme..
Let me know if you have questions…hope to see you in… Your participation delights us, keep writing, and keep sharpening your talent … xoxox

Helen said...

For sure ... your lovely poem applies to the prompt!!!

Jinksy said...

was serenading all around
a washed blue sky.
And so he and I
kept company

As friendly robins often do!

120 Socks said...

Loved the tippy top branch, a little red blob, a washed blue sky! Daytime is certainly the time to write this type of poem. Sounds like a wonderful morning.

Karen said...

I love this - structure, language, theme. Especially love the movement and sound.

Jingle Poetry said...

welcome sharing your poems with our poetry potluck today..

you can link in 1 to 3 old poems or poems unrelated to our theme have fun.

you got talent, keep it up.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Beautiful, the essence of summer , oh I can't wait!Nice to have it now in such a lovely poem!

ArtPropelled said...

I'm enjoying your poetry, this one in particular.