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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.

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


Not hope—

A bird

Paints our souls indigo

Leaving us all beautiful nights

To hide inside.

Bird in the indigo,

Night inside us.


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
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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!