Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Poems Are Like Birds

Poems Are Like Birds

Poems are like birds we create
and set free in the world.
Some, in bright-colored plumage,
make us proud as they sing melodic songs,
and soar above the trees,
flying toward the stars.

Others with dusty, black feathers,
embarrass us as they screech and squawk,
flap about in peoples' faces,
and then perch on utility wires,
leaving their droppings behind
splatted on parked cars.

31 comments:

  1. Connie, what a sense of humor you have!
    I don't think your poems screech or squawk at all.

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  2. I chuckled out loud at this poem. Good one

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  3. Oh I love this and it made my day. You have such an awesome gift with words and know just how to express the meaning of poetry. Great job.

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  4. Very visual poem and I loved it.

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  5. Connie I think your poems are bright and beautiful colored poems This one is a poem that paints an interesting picture xox

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  6. Since I really love birds and writing, I loved this poem. Well done.

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  7. I liked this poem. Easy to visualise.

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  8. Connie, this is one of my most favorite of your poems. You should submit this to a writing or poetry magazine. It captures the nuance of words.

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  9. :) :) Have you ever been splatted on top of your head? This is another of your great poems!

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  10. Hi Connie, I love your poem. Wishing you guys a very nice weekend. xoxo

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  11. A wonderful analogy, Connie, in such a short little poem, but truer words can be said in less.

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  12. Trust me, Connie, none of YOUR poems have dark dusty feathers and squawk. You write the FIRST kind... always.

    Have a super weekend.

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  13. Interesting thoughts, Connie! Your poems are surely of the first type. Have a good week!

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  14. Like how you put thoughts to words. Didn't care for my analogy previously, some thoughts are meant to be private. Hugs, LJ

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  15. Wow! This is an awesome poem, Connie. You really came up with a great idea and great imagery.

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  16. Haha yes what a great comparison! Although I believe your words are more like the bright-colored plumage kind.

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  17. So true ! Do you ever feel like sometimes a poem you share reveals more about yourself than you'd realized ? Often when I read poetry I believe the poet has exposed deeply personal feelings, and must feel this leaves them somehow vulnerable.

    You're so right about some words being like dirty bird dropping splattered around.Words really DO matter.

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  18. Well said! It seems like I've heard a lot of those bird-dropping words lately!

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  19. I think your poems are the ones that soar!

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  20. BEAUTIFUL !!!
    you are blessed with the way with words!

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  21. Love this, Connie. I never thought about the comparison between birds and poems... I do know however about BIRDS... This winter we are having lots of Finches at our feeders --and gee whiz, can they ever make messes????? ha ha

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  22. Your poem inspired me to revise a couple of my poems and send them on their way.

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    1. I hope they will be published! :)

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  23. This poem matches with the thoughts I was having during a walk at the park today...I've broken my camera, and the birds were out everywhere- blue jays, blue birds, robins, cardinals, and of course crows. Crows are everywhere. Usually I get mad at the crows and tell them to go away so I can photograph the others, but today I just enjoyed all the bird watching sans camera. Not something I want to continue, but for an outing, it was a good day.

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  24. Ha ha, I love the comparison!

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  25. Well, I always enjoy your poems ...
    Happy Weekend Wishes

    All the best Jan

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  26. Like birds, once we post or publish the poem, it's beyond our control. Nice writing!

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  27. Dear Connie, Thank you for visiting/commenting on my blog. I appreciate it. I hope you all are doing well. Karen and I were remembering the time you wrote a poem about the people that you exercised with. It was so cute. Karen lives in an apt. bldg. with mostly older women and Karen and I were saying you could write a good poem about all the diff. personalities there! lol xoxo

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    1. I do enjoy writing about people with fun or different personalities. :)

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  28. I like the very disparate and contrasting images, Connie. Here's hoping our poetry hasn't left too many droppings.

    Be well.

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  29. Thanks so much, all, for your kind comments. Trust me, I have definitely written poems that were more like those squawking birds, but I try to keep them off my blog, if I realize it in time. :)

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