Thursday, November 9, 2017

poems about birds, vol II




And here I stand, hands
buried in
this place:
the very end
of the world
where the water and sky
cease to be two
and waves become whitecapped clouds
the birds swim through -
they are caught in the current of air
tugging, tugging
back toward shore
where the hungry waves
pull
the water back;
it is the tide that knits
water to land,
sand weighing down the waves
saying
remember, remember
where you belong.

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I know why there are no clouds today
it is because the birds
have stolen them;
fashioned wingtips from wisps
of leftover storms, the
darkest roll of thunder for
every feather's edge
and white for their back
where they cradle
the sun.
they have borrowed the voices of
the wind as it
screeches around the corners of
my house and
whips the lake into
a hurricane
come back, come back,
they shriek
come back,
the fun's just starting
it's wild here,
don't you know?
and don't you want to stay
and watch?

poems about birds are my favourite kind of poems. any place where there's water and sky and winged creatures that glide comfortably through both worlds, I think there's a little bit of magic. where are your lovely, ethereal places?

xx,
Olivia

15 comments:

  1. You have written so many beautiful lines in this poem. "where the water and sky cease to be two" I had to think about this line but when I got it I was amazed. Also love the concept of the birds stealing the clouds. This read was lovely, if only I could put into words how.much I enjoyed reading your words. <3

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    1. Thank you so much Vanessa! This means a lot to me :)

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  2. Oooh I like this. I like this a lot.

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  3. Birds are so magical! I love how you described that - "winged creatures that glide comfortably through both worlds!" This was sweet and serene. <3

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    1. I'm totally enamored with them!! :) Thanks Erin!

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  4. I like your poetic descriptions of things. And I always love reading poetry.

    I think I love the mountains most.

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    1. Meaghan, I do love mountains too!!! We don't have any near where I live, but I love visiting them :)

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    2. That makes me sad (and also is hard to imagine). There's something so breathtaking and immense about mountains.

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  5. These are so so beautiful and the words are just PERFECTLY PUT TOGETHER AND AHHHH. 😍 I love it all.

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    1. THIS MEANS A WILD LOT TO ME. Thanks friend!

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