blackbird, fly


with your heart on your sleeve

and your trill shrill call

that echoes

off glass reflecting

water walls

your piercing stare

that holds no secrets

your chitter chatter

that says nothing at all


carry the seasons

on your shiny

black back

as one heavy load

that you never





this poem is part of one shot wednesday


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  • Michael Douglas Jones May 18, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Beautiful, clever, and profound; a well-rounded sweet short song.

  • Reena May 18, 2011 at 11:20 am

    WoW … “off glass reflecting waterfalls” … always such a joy to read your words.

  • Jen May 18, 2011 at 11:30 am

    One of my favorite Beatles songs is “Blackbird”…I find myself humming the tune to myself as I looked at this page!

  • Kathryn Dyche Dechairo May 18, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Is that a red winged black bird? Such beautiful words.

  • brian May 18, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    love the double L rhyming. it opens the door to this poem, and ends on a nice thought provoker at all that is carried…

  • Andy May 18, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Lovely. I especially like the carrying of the seasons.

    Great imagery.

  • lisa May 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Wonderful words, and fantastic photograph!

  • Chantal May 19, 2011 at 3:24 am

    it is a gift to create this, word and image

  • Bluebell Books May 19, 2011 at 6:42 am


    check out short story slam today. hope to see your participation.

  • Marcie May 19, 2011 at 8:52 am

    So beautifully poetic – both the words..and the image!

  • Candice Daoud May 20, 2011 at 2:03 am

    Delightful piece =)

  • Chantal May 20, 2011 at 4:58 am

    Your skills to combine word and image are endless

  • Debi May 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    god, carrying the seasons. indeed they do. do you think they know?



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