Wednesday, April 14, 2021

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Striking chords slice grey dawn

Night falls back, with morning exposed

Pandemic day awakened bows to a yawn

Prayer thoughts stain the swiping blade

Feathered heralds slice grey dawn

Time duly apportioned  to historical eras 

Ponder the goal sky! grey to azure sworn

For whistles and songs  choir your task

This is the dance of daybreak drawn

By a master swordsman besting his game

Kiskadee and Mockingbird slice grey dawn

© gillena cox 2021



NOTE
How to construct The Fold Poem HERE
and HERE

BLOG HOPPING TODAY WITH
Weekly Scribblings #65: Bird is the Word

REVISIT
14 April 2018
14 April 2015
bird flown


This post is edited to link to Dverse google meet

Open Link #290 – LIVE Edition

30 comments:

  1. I bet those kiskadees and mocking birds sound delightful!

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  2. Thanks for your appreciation Kim

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  3. ....and eternal gratitude to the Master Swordsman!

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  4. Thanks for your appreciation Bev

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  5. They wake me early these days, but year they are chords indeed.

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  6. Thanks for your appreciation Brother Ollie

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  7. Absolutely beautiful, Gillena. I enjoy your short forms, but it's so nice to see you branch out into something longer – particularly as this fold so cleverly begins with a haiku. I love this art work too.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Rosemary

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  8. It is really good to share this world with birds, they are colourful, beautiful and adventurous...and can sing a lot better than me!

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Robin

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  9. We have been immersed with bird calls for about the last two weeks. This will remain the entire summer. We don't have the a kiskadees is but we have plenty of the mocking birds. They call from roof top to roof top here in the suburbs. I talk with them but don't know what I am saying, except in English the call is "who cooks for you?" in a semi-bird tone ands they will answer.
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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Jim. In Tobago the Mocking Bird is called Day Clean. They say its the first to sing at dawn there.

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  10. I've never lived with kiskadees but mockingbirds are fun. They watch their audience and say/sing things to produce results. Once after the big cicada swarm was over I watched one perch on a railing and make a noise like a cicada, just to tease a half-dozen other birds.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Priscilla

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  11. Thank goodness for those slicers of grey dawn!

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  12. Thanks for your appreciation MMT

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  13. The Haiga is gorgeous. The text art with the picture of the bird with its golden markings is very striking.

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  14. Thanks for your appreciation Ornery Owl

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  15. We are in the season of birdsong... each morning is a delight.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Bjorn

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  16. I watched the youtube of the dVerse Live OLN and enjoyed hearing you read your poem. What would this world be without birdsong. I like the haiku at the top of the page.

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Lili

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    1. Thanks for your appreciation Sara

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  18. This is the dance of daybreak drawn
    By a master swordsman besting his game
    Kiskadee and Mockingbird slice grey dawn

    With all the troubles and inconveniences affecting everyone it is a relief to hear the birdsongs that used to be frequent before. Great word craft Gillena!

    Hank

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  19. Thanks for your appreciation Hank

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  20. This is gorgeously, gorgeously worded, Gillena! I love; "Prayer thoughts stain the swiping blade/Feathered heralds slice grey dawn."đź’ťđź’ť

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  21. Thanks for your appreciation Sanaa

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  22. This is an interesting form. I like the flow. I'll have to try it some time.

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  23. Thanks for your appreciation Ken

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