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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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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 »
JUNE 21, 2013 10:53PM

Resilience

The Flock

RESILIENCE

Resilience is not resistance.
It is the bending, and swaying of your mind.
The let-ins .. let-outs, and how you play them,
with only your purpose to guide your Place and Time.

Resilience can be seen as beleaguered,
or as that person who allows too much.
From that, you only get a pack-ho/… Read full post »

JUNE 18, 2013 1:52AM

Vehicles

 The Blue Road

VEHICLES

impetus, movement, conveyance, talk.
come, go;
hitch a ride, take a walk.

vehicle is purpose, fight, flight.
instant gift,
the next Moment in sight.

myriad firings of instantanosity,
more laborous to know
than the time it takes to just Be.

taken for granted,
limbs responding to thought;
r/… Read full post »

JUNE 8, 2013 12:14AM

Discernment

 
Bird Brain
 
DISCERNMENT

Discernment is the key to the Universe.
It allows going forward, sideways, in circles, or in reverse.
It brings all the things you’ve ever known,
and all the things you’ve embraced as your own,
to play with, waylay with, and create what you intone.

The gift o/… Read full post »
MAY 18, 2013 5:09AM

They Say Grackles Come Around

 
Bird Girl - Maia Flore
 
 
       THEY SAY GRACKLES COME AROUND

  Life’s so sweet;
  in a heartbeat, a new view comes in,
                a person,
     &n/… Read full post »
MAY 11, 2013 11:59PM

Steppes

 
Stepping
 
 
WILLING

Willing is an everything.
Opening the gate.
To see, to be,
to accept a fate.

What do I Will? ..
To walk! ~ I want my stride.
Knowing these long legs,
what they’ve given me, inside.

The strangeness of my balance,
the tiny mechanism, cracked;
just gone askew,
and my stal/… Read full post »
MAY 6, 2013 7:18PM

Keeper

 
Day-William Adolphe Bouguereau-1884
 
KEEPER

I am the keeper of all I’ve known.
I carry it with me, inside.
Years and moments, all rapt in me,
a source of my light and pride.

Of late I’ve let go many things,
of necessity - and of want.
Having come to a place of stillness,
knowing what I have, and what I/… Read full post »
APRIL 13, 2013 10:20PM

One Wish

  OneWish

 ASTUTE

she wants to see where she can be,
when she comes out.
i picked this picture, because i like this girl,
who seems to be without dout.

i put her picture by my bed,
where i now keep scents and musics that lead to where i want to be led,
i am hyper-aware of what/… Read full post »

APRIL 12, 2013 8:10PM

Healing

 
HEALING-Butterflies Feeding
 
 
HEALING

bright Light,
sing again tonight,
take me along for the ride.

shine on me,
set my Spirit free,
let me discern, dispell, decide.

each heartbeat’s sigh
says come here, inside
nestle up, with pillows and fire.

tiny beams, allies,
feeling my way, by stride,
only internall/… Read full post »
APRIL 10, 2013 8:51PM

All Thumbs

 
Attics To Eden~Madina Lake
 
 
ALL THUMBS

thumbs are not my favorite things
to be Underneath;
‘strong woman’ is an oxymoron to men.
just as ‘grown man’ is to women,
you can end it there ~ or you can begin.

there is no such thing as having Control;
there only exists the conception of Di/… Read full post »
APRIL 6, 2013 10:01PM

Little Birds

 
My Beloved, Maligned Starling
 
 
LITTLE BIRDS

the birdies have taught me patience.
and oooh, so much about grace.
i took to them, as little pets,
maybe to dispel that young disgrace.

i said something in one of my poems,
and a reply came from both Tg and Blindream:
that they too, in youth,/… Read full post »
APRIL 4, 2013 2:20PM

Pearl Woman

 Pearl Woman 

PEARL WOMAN

why is it there is a ‘balance of power,’
when there is no balance at all?
balance is what you do on a tightwire,
a decision, between meek, and bold.

balance is not a show-off.
balance is a thing you present.
the see-saw in your hips that keeps you moving,
standing… Read full post »

MARCH 29, 2013 1:13AM

Luna

 
The Weary Moon, ERH
 
LUNA

mistress of feelings,
both felt and denied,
impetus of waves,
seas, oceans, and insides.

wistful dreamer,
and maker of truth,
she dances and plays,
sweet Luna Moon.

not always appearing,
but never lost,
we set sail by her,
and return by thought.

always there,
unspoken, yet seen,
she whi/… Read full post »
MARCH 15, 2013 10:10PM

Ginger

 
Antethesis
 
 
GINGER

to speak your Truth does not a challenge make.
it only emits the things you held inside, waiting to say.
for if it’s Fine, it can wait for its time to emerge.
and it’s okay if you’re the only One who knows the power of the Words.

compute, assimilate,/… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 13, 2013 3:25AM

Exchange

 
Reach Teaches
 
 
EXCHANGE

Money gives you Place to maneuver,
but actions speak louder than words.
You can Lord over, or project to whenever,
but what is gambled is also what is splurged.

Just as words not spoken can try to be example,
some get it, follow suit  - -  and some do not.
It/… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 4, 2013 10:36PM

Flutter

Life Is Balance~Alight Is Allowance
 
 
FLUTTER

seek not for time
that went before;
seek only it’s portal,
the new, opening door.

all that comes
holds evers and afters;
anything gained
is forever captured.

embrace, distill,
and carry it forth;
change and meld
by each new source.

enough is best,
the present yields;
think as/… Read full post »
JANUARY 11, 2013 9:48PM

Plateau

  Girl On A Plateau

 
       PLATEAU

                     it was
                      the perfect goodbye.
 /… Read full post »
DECEMBER 28, 2012 3:57AM

Flower

 
FLOWER
 
FLOWER

girls are like flowers,
they wrap petals around their dreams.
so pink, lovely, soft, moist,
they entice ~ come, see.

they direct their sweet pollen
to make their amoratta sigh.
the fragrance there, only to tell him,
he alone is the one in her eyes.

it’s only meant to exalt/… Read full post »
DECEMBER 23, 2012 1:26AM

The End Of The World Didn't Come.

 
The Never Ending World of OS
 
               THE END OF THE WORLD DIDN’T COME.

                Winter arrived,
          &n/… Read full post »
DECEMBER 7, 2012 8:21PM

Ouroboros

 
Sweet Life-Ouroboros
 
 
OUROBOROS

i am afforded this space, afforded this time.
i have been allowed to know what is, and is not mine.
others come in and out,
as they please.
but it is only because of what i, myself, release.

i can never know what i look like from outside.
i only/… Read full post »
DECEMBER 4, 2012 12:33AM

Who's .. In There?

 
We Live Within
 
 WHO’S ... IN THERE?

I just want -- someone - some time - to know me.
Not always some someone around, there to show me.
To let me do things my way.
To allow me to have my say.
The finesse of feeling I know I could impart
if I could just/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 22, 2012 8:00PM

It

 
It Echoes
 
IT

the Universe is perfectly designed.
every facet, every refraction, is perfectly aligned.
interdependent and resplendent,
gleaming, steaming, alive, unrepentent,
what is allowed evokes the vows
that unfold with time.

we say the things to our Selves that are the true.
mostly unuttere/… Read full post »