Wednesday, May 11, 2016

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one feather a 2009 haiga

SOUNDING TIME
Every sound, universal in language;
Harmony of heartbeats, weathered
In time's eternal reality, wrought
Of hammer and anvil, carved
Rock, crafted stone;

Every sound, universal, a language;
Answers to river, flowing around
Hope, in path of time journeying,
Where destiny takes to flight,
Twittering birds

Every sound, universal in language;
Sketching hues, golden in sunsets;
Silver clouds, for morning dawns
Magnificent, in feathered callings;
Melody, for colour.
SOUNDING TIME © gillena cox 2016

Written for Sumana's
mid week motif ~ birds

28 comments:

  1. Very cool. I've also been thinking about the language of bird song/sound, wondering if it is universal or if we'd have to translate it to get its meaning. But that might be an intrusion into a world made safer by inscrutability. Leave me with rivers, feathered soundings and "melody. For color." Thanks.

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  2. Every sound, universal in language;
    Sketching hues, golden in sunsets

    Such wonderful images in your verse :D
    Beautifully rendered.

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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    1. Thanks for dropping in to read mine Sanaa

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  3. I love the "twittering birds" and "feathered callings". I do adore birds!

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    1. Happy you dropped in Sherry

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  4. Thank you for reminding me of the universality of sounds.

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  5. I like to think that each bird species have their own language except for warning calls,
    How else can doves coo romantically and not have all the other birds know what they are saying?

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    1. Ah yes, this is quite so Robin, yet that coo is heard in Australia as well as in Trinidad and Tobago (✿◠‿◠) Thank you for your appreciation Robin

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  6. I really enjoyed reading this and I wonder about the language of the birds, I think it is universal.

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    1. How you wish to understand it is left entirely up to the readers (✿◠‿◠) Thank you for your appreciation Trudessa.

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  7. Gorgeous imagery in this. They all have unique songs to sing.

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    1. Yes they do thrill us with these unique songs. (✿◠‿◠) Thanks for your appreciation Sara

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  8. What a glorious rainbow - shines and sings your soul :)

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  9. Thank you for your appreciation Jae

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  10. Completely agree with Susan's comment...leave me with melody.for colour. Bliss!

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  11. "Every sound, whether a heartbeat or a bird call is universal in language;" and "all journeying in path of time"...an absolute truth.

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  13. This is a beautiful poem, Gillena. One of your best. You have really made me think about the songs of the birds in our midst; and indeed they are universal and can be 'understood' in every language!

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  14. Astounding poetic philosophy!! Wish, we could learn their language....so that we could acquire much of their wisdom for our own pleasure and benefit.

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