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Indigo Birdsong

October 8, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
147 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

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


Little star dreams in the trees laden with hard green fruit

Paint faded porch steps and cool fan air

Little shadow of me grows longer by night—

There’s a bird singing in the indigo

When bridges and towers are tumbling down

When fire rips and snakes of smoke sparks fly upwards.

There’s a bird singing in the indigo

Softer than a prayer, stronger than a lullaby

When the invisible germ ravages cities

When the children’s faces have nowhere to hide.

I believe

A bird sings in the indigo

Solid

Not hope—

A bird

Paints our souls indigo

Leaving us all beautiful nights

To hide inside.

Bird in the indigo,

Night inside us.

Listen.


The author's comments:

I wrote this one August night while sitting alone on the porch steps. I can't exactly say what indigio birdsong is, just that it sounds lovely and lonely.


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on Oct. 27 2021 at 2:59 pm
Ela2611 PLATINUM, Vancouver, Columbia
43 articles 30 photos 39 comments

Favorite Quote:
Give the ones you love , the wings to fly roots to come by and reasons to stay …….

This is a really beautiful poem Lydiaq !
Well done 👍.
Admire your flow of thoughts ……..

on Oct. 17 2021 at 1:05 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]

oh pretty!