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The Songbird

The Songbird
Location
Ohio, USA
Birthday
August 22
Title
Linguist
Bio
I am a mechanical bird. I fly, dive, and flutter about things, curious, ... yet -- I am but a machine. I am the product of the times I came into. All is mechanical. My clockwork works - exactly. You can see by the meter of my words that something is precise about me. I know not why; I am not the Originator of these things. They only come to me. They tick, or they whirr, or they may, by chance, chime. No matter - I hear, and respond to them. I myself am quite delighted by these Missives that come my way, and my dearest love is the language I came in with, English. It isn't the words themselves; more - it is the very capability of being able to iterate what I have been given to feel.

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JANUARY 26, 2014 10:51PM

Song

 
The Yearning
 
SONG

I have never asked anyone to play the music in me.
I have always written it, when it comes,
and I have always believed what I have seen.

But I have always been in there, backup, timbre, percussion,
with everything in my soul,
my flush of excitement, the lessons I rush/… Read full post »
JANUARY 22, 2014 8:21AM

Beingness

 
One's Own Steam
 
 
BEINGNESS

Beingness.
mm..
this .. ?
hmmm...
maybe that.
tells you where you Are,
in fact.
and also in mind,
in body,
and even soul.
the complete little Universe
you get to enfold.

things blather in,
and things whisper out,
as you keep your Placemark,
assimilate,
deliberate,
conjoin with/… Read full post »
JANUARY 15, 2014 11:37PM

Innocence By Association

 
Innocence By Association
 
 
INNOCENCE BY ASSOCIATION

Ooh, le elegancè,
oooh, le gracè,
the pink silks and ruffles,
the flowers and lace.

The possesion, within,
depicted in this portrait,
for which she sat,
so still, so important.

Marthè de Florian,
Victorian precedent,
with suitors of ar/… Read full post »
JANUARY 14, 2014 3:01PM

Yableau

 
She Sees What That Sounds Like
 
 
YABLEAU

the things you know
come through,
the evidence is in what you do.
what you say is what you depict,
what you believe is inside of it,
and what you get presented back, with,
is the essence of You.

it’s amazing, when a cacophony comes along
by Another, who seems to/… Read full post »
JANUARY 6, 2014 10:38PM

La Dee Dah

 
That Catholic Girl
 
 
LA DEE DAH

i’ve a rock and roll heart;
jumpstart me.
put it on, take it off,
let me see what will Be.

bring it, sing it, carry it here.
put it on my doorstep,
the present you present
will be clear.

i want the backbeat,
i want the hitch,
i want what lies/… Read full post »
JANUARY 1, 2014 12:00AM

The Note

 
Do Not Disturb
 
 
THE NOTE

turning away,
even knowing what’s at Stake,
i go on, then,
the steed,
askew in the stew.
everything anew,
as I Depart.
it’s not working out for me;
what i saw, in external bones,
the leavings of leave-me-alones,
were the only congizances i saw
when they came a/… Read full post »
DECEMBER 20, 2013 1:54AM

Flood

 
It Goes As It Comes
 
 FLOOD

it should be a flood, heartbeats bleating,
in the lifeblood of our reactions;
powered by thought, result, restive motives,
but so crippled by inaction.

you can’t press a button for receivership,
you have to live in, act as, and believe
to allow the mouth you expound/… Read full post »
DECEMBER 8, 2013 12:54AM

Appearances

She knows
 
 
APPEARANCES

Every day I paint my face,
put on a smile,
and gather my grace.
To show the world without,
what is within,
and brave the elements,
strike out,
and begin again.

It’s a solitary life,
Here;
alone most of the time.
but always aware
of what passes,
outside my skin,
but in reach/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 22, 2013 10:38PM

Stance

 
STANCE-A Personal Matter
 
STANCE

what comes about
when you count the days you lost?
do you know,
what you said,
or did?
what caused the surrender,
or the cost?

i seem to see things most clearly
when i’ve felt a rejection
or a retreat.
i’ve never meant to offend anyone,
i’ve only wanted to align/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 15, 2013 10:12AM

Conundrum

 
Rhythm & Rhyme
 
 
 CONUNDRUM


Adorn;
warned.

Born;
storm.

Forlorn;
porn.

Shorn;
afford?

Torn;
corn.

Floor;
gore.

Whore;
door.

Horn;
lovelorn.

Morn;
norm.

Roared;
worn.

Yore;
scorn.

Conundrum solved;
What Rhymes With Orange?


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NOVEMBER 2, 2013 9:48AM

Breath

  Fontonista-Mirabai Wagner
 
 BREATH

intake, inhale.
perceive,
prevail.

Alliance,
touchstone;
receive, exhale.

acknowledgement;
sight.
exchange,
between

creates the sensations
of your Life;
your dreams.

thought is activity;
passivity
is void.

your Wish
is your command;
patient, or annoyed.

the keyhole is the light
you sh/… Read full post »
OCTOBER 23, 2013 4:32AM

Axis

 Octo - Kinetic Sculpture by Anthony Howe
 
AXIS

the world has become encased in large,
plexiglass tubes.
movies and books are mainly
about ..
things in the News?
or
extreme focus on one part of
News in the Lead;
at least,
that how it’s appearing to me. 

i think we should all just make up some
new verbs.
you know - action/… Read full post »
OCTOBER 18, 2013 12:36AM

Entropy

 
Yer Ice In The Hole; As They Say
 
ENTROPY

You can’t fix anything you think is Awry
until you know it exists.
Some times it has to smack ya in the face
before you’re even aware of it.

If you touch Poison Ivy and get a blister,
then dig, scratch, maybe even bleed,
there’s your call to say uh-oh,
and it/… Read full post »
OCTOBER 16, 2013 4:46AM

For The Time Being

 
What's On Your Mind
 
Interesting image.

Maybe we should require all Congressfolks
to have a dollar bill stuck to their foreheads
so they have to "look around" it all the time.

Think they'd look around?  

Hmm.

Well.

Maybe not.

I kinda dig the white Goddesses
on the forehead there;
looks like they're/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 27, 2013 10:12PM

Assimilation

 
The Knowing
 
 
ASSIMILATION

sifting, blending, melding, bending;
oh, the things we create with our Lives.

seeing, being, giving, receiving,
what we purport, and what we hold, inside.

manners, nuance, projection, expectation,
knowing what we want to receive.

trial, error, rejection, favor;
wha/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 19, 2013 12:53AM

She Lives Here

 
Information
 
SHE LIVES HERE

i think i may have touched a nerve.
a succinct,
without my knowing..
i opened a possibility ~
into the absurd.

i spoke a Truth,
that is becoming, more, and more,
cognizant to me.

and the Reaction i get is -
not to want to know? 
or even perceive?

to scream even/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 9, 2013 9:50PM

Core

 
Transmission
 
 
CORE

when you say things,
place them where they will be Heard.
you get to pick and choose them,
be they whispers, or alerts.

just know your target’s aim,
and just what you wish to Claim.
or speak not,
for it will only interfere with your Words.

be mindful of what you Wish/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 5:57PM

Hear Me

 
The Silence Responds
 
 
HEAR ME

how do you see your Self, from outside?
how do you hone who you want to be?
how do you become aware of the cognizance
of what others around you see?

i think it may be by Listening.
instead of just watching, like fools.
you can only create your own/… Read full post »
AUGUST 30, 2013 8:07AM

Chin Up

 
God Girl
 
 
CHIN UP

thinking ahead with your chin held down is a bit counter-productive. 
if you can’t see where you’re going, you just don’t know where you might end up. 
if you do look ahead, the Horizon appears,
and the wonders of Imagination
Read full post »
AUGUST 15, 2013 1:16PM

The Glowing

 
Rise To Shining
 
 
THE GLOWING

the impetus of Passion
has its ebb, and its flow.
it takes two to tango, or to tangle,
fast, soft, or slow.

but it also takes two
to truly engage,
and when only one leads the dance,
it just, slowly fades.

interplay is a grace
that sweetly combines
the forces from the/… Read full post »
AUGUST 4, 2013 7:33AM

Empassionata

 
Free The Cage
 
EMPASSIONATA

nothing is Immediate,
by force, wit, or course.
time is the rapture
that begins the capture
of your own Source.
and if you capture,
where is the Release?
the hunter is your own Self,
the Hunted;
it will tell you what you Believe.

the Truth is the proof that
fills in the cr/… Read full post »
JULY 31, 2013 1:24AM

Resourceful

 
Resourceful Girl Flies, Of Course
 
 
RESOURCEFUL

my life is like a series of snapshots.
instants, sublime, poignant, and unexpected.
the fruits of my labor, drunken in,
and my intentions, spewed out, and rejected.

Strong Woman seems to be an oxymoron,
and we won’t speak of politik belief.
i see the battle b/… Read full post »
JULY 28, 2013 4:25AM

Belief

 
Waterspout of Wonder
 
 
BELIEF

the dichotomy between Belief and Believing
is the conundrum of all mankind.
it lies right there, before us,
what we perceive, as yours, or mine.

we are given the keys to the Universe
at the moment of birth, as we slither in.
with senses abruptly firing,
liquid to air, t/… Read full post »
JULY 2, 2013 3:33AM

Heaven & Country Laments

   Water Makes Bones
 
HEAVEN & COUNTRY LAMENTS

the problem with Religion,
and country laments,
is that it places God,
and Heaven -
elsewhere.

it’s a destination.
and trials must be won and lost
in order to get there.

isn’t it so much more fun,
and embracing,
and life-giving,
to just - hav/… Read full post »
JUNE 25, 2013 11:58PM

Home

Girl With Scythe-Henry Bacon
 
HOME

longevity is only brevity;
it comes in increments, and seconds, held within.
you live, you learn, and endeavor;
you try, you sigh, you begin, again.

how many tasks are are your hands?
what things lie all over the table?
a little pile here - a little pile there,
put in front, to get/… Read full post »