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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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APRIL 10, 2014 12:13PM

Ahead or Behind

 
A Brief Glimpse-Luciole
 
 
AHEAD OR BEHIND

Every thing in life unfolds;
you couldn’t stop it if you tried.
Besides, it would only be a moot point,
and the unfolding itself is what you’d deny.

Process, both linear and staccato,
resounds and abounds in every move.
Pace, either quickened or sl/… Read full post »

Whisperings of Alightenment

 FLOCK

(THE SUNSET CRACKED OPEN
AN ARCTIC MIGRATION)
`

i find the world an abrasive place,
so that is why i so love now
being Displaced.
allowed such Plenty;
the space to observe
comings,
and goings,
of clouds,
and their birds.

twiglight so late,
Geese, V’d, overhead;
cawing, worried,
the tempera/… Read full post »

MARCH 29, 2014 10:56PM

In Sight

 
The Girl And The Snake
 
 
IN SIGHT
 

settle, settle  ..
down, and down.
let the Silence speak.

often, in the end,
your wordlessness
says volumes about what you seek.
 
 
it’s foolish to try to spar with a snake,
so let them just slither back
to whence they/… Read full post »
MARCH 27, 2014 1:05AM

Touch

 
What Is Held, Within
 
TOUCH

small.

you keep your Self small,
and intimate.

you keep yourself Small, inside.

you watch,
you see,
you embrace, with such glee,
each succession,
in the processions only you can surmise.

i often wonder if it’s like this for Others ~
the entropy that one sees,
in their own/… Read full post »
MARCH 21, 2014 1:38AM

Second Skin

 
Second Skin Begins
 
SECOND SKIN
(Adaptation)

How do we fit the world to our Selves? ..
Or - do we simply try to fit in?
For to use our cognizance, intuition,
and discernment,
is an act of Intellect,
a place to begin.

For these are all God-given Powers.
Each, singular, and fine.
It is what places us ‘/… Read full post »
MARCH 10, 2014 10:08PM

Direction

 
The Wings of Escape
 
 
DIRECTION

save your venoms and refine them;
use them where they can be used.
do not succumb to anger,
for that is only self-abuse.

know what it is you are after,
and know from whence you speak;
therein, you will find laughter,
and the victory of knowing your peak.

seek not the/… Read full post »
MARCH 5, 2014 3:29AM

Life's Petticoat

 
 
Life's Petticoat
 
 
LIFE’S PETTICOAT

From a fallow hollow of clouds in the sky,

an opening came,

and there,

before my eyes,

stars, appeared;

abounded, sooo - plenty..

amazing, this sight,

so much, and so many.

So small i became,

out and inside,

under the Milky Way,

by surprise, that next/… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 26, 2014 2:43AM

Un Dialectè Delicioso

 
The Whisper of Womanhood
 
Un Dialectè Delicioso

mi amorè,
comprendè,
empassionada.
si, eine hither,
komme zitten mit zie.
un closser,
en blosser,
enbassionada;
zie ist en comradè to me.
ist das nicht ein same, amorè?
issen zie vatza what i see?
une toùch,
est en enflammata/… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 24, 2014 6:28AM

Hymn

 
The Yield of Regret
 
 HYMN

A simple twist of thinking
can make fondess out of regret.
To appreciate all the things you have,
instead of what you didn’t Get.

To ponder where you wandered, elsewhere,
is in a Time that is not now known.
But it lingers, still, because you remember,
and that, there/… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 15, 2014 11:11PM

Evoke

 
The Knowing
 
EVOKE

I see I’m an anchor,
a lynchpin,
but maybe only for me.
it matters not,
it resides there;
i only know what I see.

the things that  make me bristle,
the things that make me exhale,
in release,
are only little facets
of the Me, that lies,
underneath.

and there comes a time,/… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 14, 2014 12:00AM

Love Potion

 
Geshtinanna, The Sumarian Goddess Of The Autumn Vines
 
 
LOVE POTION

let my love temper,
like a wine.
allow it to grow,
and slowly become fine.

clarity
only comes with age.
silt, sediment,
finely erased.

closure is exposure.
a begin and an end.
a true depiction
of all held within.

but what of the cork?
will that make it stop?
will it burst/… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 12, 2014 2:02AM

Prey

Choice Cuts

 PREY
 
i left my Catholicism behind
when i fell into the blind,
but still knew that to survive i had to leave -
or decide to stay.

so i went to buy the gun,
just in case i came undone,
knowing full well what befell me
was a challenge to be won.

psychic pain/… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 7, 2014 9:42PM

Skin Deep

 
Asleep At The Overwhelm
 
 
SKIN DEEP

Living skin deep, often what we see
is a shallow perception
of who that person might be.

Radiating from out; individuation.
Perceived, and received,
but colored by expectation.

Yet Stereotypes are only Mono,
one note, one frequency.
Boxed in, staccato, static receivers/… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 3, 2014 11:47AM

Marrow

 
The Me That I See
 
 
MARROW

the curvature of my spine
is by my own design.
i feel, and play, and respond - by what i feel i want to play with,
inside.

it is both liquid and solid,
the marrow of Me;
each membrane, felt,
and moved,
by muscle,
and by motion.

emotion.

commotion.

to know the Inner,
only from/… Read full post »
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

Pathway

 
STANCE-A Personal Matter
 
PATHWAY

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 alig/… 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?


~

 
 
 
 
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 »