unknowings (draw a bird day)

a motion so finely tuned
it vanishes
in a shiver of light,
appearing as a hush,

an exchange of intersections–
a motion so finely tuned
it enters your breath,
singing your weary bones,

infusing your tired blood
with heartbeats, dancing–
a motion so finely tuned
and completely useless

that it fills you with hope,
measureless and heartbreaking–
whirling you alive inside
a motion–so finely tuned

For the Kick-About #54, “Whirligig”, I made a bird mobile by adding sky and bird collage to three different sizes of wooden rings and hanging them together. It was hard to get good photos, but Phil cleaned up the ones I sent him to give a clearer idea of the mobile in motion.

Here it is flat. I have it hanging in my living room where the ceiling fan keeps it moving.

My poem is in the quatern form, except it doesn’t rhyme, using words from Merril’s random word list that she posted on Sunday. I was inspired by Rumi’s poem “Whirling”, and, of course, birds.

When you dance the whole universe dances.
All the realms spun around you in endless celebration.
Your soul loses its grip.
Your body sheds its fatigue.
Hearing my hands clap and my drum beat,
You begin to whirl.

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35 responses to “unknowings (draw a bird day)”

  1. neil reid says :

    Wonderful to have eyes to see.

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    Oh this is glorious–birds, mobile, motion “so finely tuned. . .it appears “as a hush.” ๐Ÿ’™

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  3. tiffanyarpdaleo says :

    So awesome!!!! ๐Ÿ˜


  4. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Superb poem and whirling of birds Marta ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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  5. D. Wallace Peach says :

    What a beautiful piece of art, and the poetry is sublime, Kerfe. I love all the movement in this post, visually and in the words and sounds. Wonderful.

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  6. ben Alexander says :

    wowzers – that’s really awesome. I’m jealous – that would be such a cool thing to hang from a fan.

    And I’ve gotta try this form… first Muri, and now you… and you made it sing… or… should I say, ‘chirp’? ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  7. msjadeli says :

    I like the idea of they birds resting even in motion.

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  8. Laura Bloomsbury says :

    perfect theme for a mobile and poem – “Your body sheds its fatigue.” -yes that surely is what we love about watching the movement of mobiles

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  9. Ingrid says :

    Such a beautiful mobile! And your words, so liberating and upliftingโ€ฆ

    Liked by 1 person

  10. memadtwo says :

    One of your best, K. Could be an item at the MOMA gift shop. N.


  11. Claudia McGill says :

    I love this. It makes me smile. I think your bird spirit really comes through here.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. alethakuschan says :

    Totally enchanting, words & images both.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Jill Kuhn says :

    Wow! Love the mobile of birds!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Hi Kerfe, this mobile is very beautiful. I have something similar with birds made from wood. It was carved and hand painted by an old carpenter I knew. Your poem is also very lovely ๐ŸŒท


  15. Sun Hesper Jansen says :

    If this mobile was in my workspace it would distract me as often from my writing as the real birds do outside my windowโ€ฆand that is perfectly fine. ๐Ÿ˜Œ Beautiful poem, Kerfe.

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  16. neil reid says :

    I have to apologize. Liked this first time around. But not near so much as you deserve. If I were a parent, one of these would go right into that child’s room. And I’ll bet, years later that grown child would still remember their first relationship with birds.

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  17. Melissa Lemay says :

    Oh. My. Goodness.๐Ÿ˜


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