Into Birds

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Seeds turn into trees, eggs hatch into birds–
branches sprout new leaves, merging into birds.

Trees together stand, calling to the birds–
nourishing the land, shelter to the birds.

Roots that anchor deep, filling skies like birds–
winds that secrets keep, sailing songs like birds.

Cells divide and grow, ancestor to birds–
ebbing into flow, speaking time to birds.

Through forests dense and green, dreams scatter me into birds–
though feathers stay unseen, wings open me into birds.

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It seems I missed Draw-A-Bird Day yesterday, so I’ve included them in my NaPoWriMo Day 9 post.  The prompt was to relate something both large and small, and seeds and trees immediately came to mind.  And so, also, birds.

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The poem is sort of a ghazal.  In the spirit of, anyway.

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35 responses to “Into Birds”

  1. Shuku says :

    Oh no, was Draw a Bird day yesterday? Augh, I missed it too then! But the imagery of birds in this is really fitting – flight, light, life, and continuing life. Wonderful!

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  2. Michael Richards (certainline) says :

    An absolutely stunning collage!

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  3. merrildsmith says :

    I like this ghazal or ghazal like form. It seems related to your last few posts–sort of like an incantation that will open a portal–and birds will fly through.

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  4. rivrvlogr says :

    A chant (or incantation, as Merril says) to greet the first buds of spring.

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  5. Jodi says :

    oh how fun and enchanting!!

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  6. sarahsouthwest says :

    I love that moment when the leaves lift off a tree and you realise they were birds! Great response to both prompts and well done on the NaPoWriMo feature!

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  7. Angela van Son says :

    Congrats on being featured! And feathered 😉

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  8. Jane Dougherty says :

    Lovely birdlings! How did I miss this one? Congratulations on being the featured poet. Well deserved!

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  9. Nina Lewis says :

    I am in awe you have time to create art and poetry!

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    • memadtwo says :

      Thanks Nina. I’ve actually been working on art for NaPoWriMo for about 6 months. Normally I don’t post every day, which gives me more time for both image and words. But I’m really trying to do all 30 days this year. (K)

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  10. Dave Whatt says :

    Whoo!… Like those!…

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  11. Jill Kuhn says :

    Well, you know how much I like birds! Your collage is stunningly beautiful and I enjoyed your poem too. I like the comparison of small to large with seeds to trees and eggs to birds. Well done, Kerfe! 🐦💕

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  12. conserveliberia says :

    These are GORGEOUS!

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