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Bird

July 12, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


Drenched with trains and yawns

Waiting for the bluebird to come

Skylark

Tangy as blackberry yogurt

Hummingbird

Hiding in the green of night

Mockingbird

The song that kills

Vivid

Like my eyes

Robin

Cheating the icicles

Oriole

Sweet as an orange popsicle

Bird—

I’d give you a harp

If I had one

All I have is my name

Sketched on the sand

Fading with the blue tides

Bird—

Take my song unsung

Take this broken song inside my night

Take this broken song and take to flight

I promise I will not close my eyes

You were waiting forever

For this moment in the skies.


The author's comments:

This is inspired partly by the Beatles song "Blackbird."


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on Jul. 20 2021 at 11:00 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

actually the last bird lines up some with an old sailor superstition about sparrows(why do I know this? uh... its not important?)

on Jul. 20 2021 at 10:59 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

Sparrow, a- actually i wont get into the history, mythology, superstions, symbolizim, etc. id talk your... digital? ears off. yeah, that works.