Birds of a Feather

1.
There is a bird,
A maternal little bird
Who visits the
Westerly-peak of
My little green house
But once a long gray year.

There is a bird,
A motherly little bird,
Shaped like a teardrop,
Brown and gray
With a sharp black beak
Pointed
Toward the end of the day.

There is a bird,
A wise little bird
Perched silent and unmoving,
A guardian of seemingly
Unimportant things,
A guardian of the voices small.

There is a bird,
A knowing little bird,
With striped-black wings,
And an anticipating look
Above a
Lovely spotted vest,
An anomaly of things
Uncertain.

There is a bird,
An occasional little bird,
At whom I sometimes wonder,
“What
Is your purpose in this
Particular place?”
“And what is so special about
My space?”


2.
There once was a bird,
A hushed little bird,
Who was always deep,
With lovely spoken words,
Of a thoughtful and a
Soulful kind,
Full of voice,
And full of mind.

There once was a bird,
A silent little bird,
Who sang to me often and long,
Of a charming scene,
With a wonderful song.
This little bird,
This thoughtful little bird,
Prompted me once to write
Of the Visiting bird.

3.
There once was a bird,
A hushed little bird,
A black little bird,
And a silent little bird,
Whose word about the
Brown and knowing
Little bird
I
Have always kept.





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Writer_Jordan said...
Mar. 17, 2012 at 1:01 am
Your writing is so professional--I can't wrap my head around how perfect this sounds--good job~!
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Mar. 17, 2012 at 10:33 am
Wow, thank you so much :D
 
leafy This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 19, 2011 at 9:35 am
Again, another amazing poem, I thought of Raven when I was reading this ^_^. Flow was good and the idea was cool, and I especially like the last stanza. My only suggestion, and it's just a style thing it doesn't really matter that much, but when i prefer roman numerals (like "III" instead if "3") when doing numbered things in poems, but it's your choice ^_^
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Oct. 20, 2011 at 4:36 pm

Funnnnnny that you should think of Raven while reading this... you see, it was written for/because of/to him :] 

Yeah, I think I actually changed it one more time and did that, I like it better that way too, it's more graphic, I guess. 

 
Aderes18 said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 9:28 pm
I LOVE UR PICTURE! :) 
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm
Gen hannon, Aderes, this is one of the instances where I was able to find a picture that was at least abstractly suitable for my poem :)
 
Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 2:18 pm

What does Gen Hannon mean?

PS. Aderes is not my real name. :)

 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 2:36 pm
Gen hannon means 'thank you' in elvish, and I know Aderes isn't your real name, would you rather that I address you with the name you mention on your profile?
 
Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I didn't put my real name on my profile because I don't like putting my info online. :)

When I go online, I think to be super-safe.

 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm
That is always a very good idea :)
 
Aderes18 replied...
Jun. 9, 2011 at 7:31 pm
Actually, I did put my name on my profile. I forgot. My name is Aicha. I chose Aderes because it means guardian and I like to think of myself as a guardian of all people. :) 
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 13, 2011 at 3:43 pm
I'd noticed, that's really cool.l
 
Aderes18 said...
Jun. 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm

This is such a beautiful poem. :) 

I really adore this poem too. :) 

 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Jun. 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm
Thankee, your comments have been entirely enjoyable.
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 7:47 pm
You have created another miracle of words, and I applaud you for it. The wording is both very creative and very precise. You gave this little bird so much character and so many faces. It's a wonderful story, and thanks for writing it.
 
Thesilentraven This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Oct. 28, 2010 at 7:48 pm

"Black little bird:"

(Hee Hee). That's me!

It seems you have grown shy since I've last seen you.

 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Oct. 29, 2010 at 6:45 pm

Thank you for your praise, this poem was a lot of fun to write!

Yes, it is you :) I was hoping you'd notice! :)

Yes, I have, I decided I wasn't quite outgoing enough to be the Stargirl. It's not like I'm anti-social, it's just that I'm generally not the one to make the first move towards meeting or getting to know people. I'm working on becoming less shy, though.

 
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