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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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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 »
NOVEMBER 14, 2012 8:55AM

Echo

 
Life's Echo
 
 
ECHO

uncontrived, the things that exist,
but you actually, never see.
the layers, inside the layers.
that which is - and what will be.

muscle. sinew. balance.
a tiny eardrum leads your way.
one thing askew, you forget what you knew,
and another reality - takes its place.

oh, the/… Read full post »
NOVEMBER 12, 2012 9:18PM

Interplay

 
  The Dance Of Interplay
 
 
 INTERPLAY

we do what we do;
we say what we say.
never really knowing
the eggs we lay.

words are impressions
of what lies inside.
and your immediate reaction
should never be denied.

hatchlings, each,
nuance, endeavor.
truth, proof.
we reach, measure.

teaching, learning,/… Read full post »
OCTOBER 31, 2012 2:07PM

Pause

 
Life Gives Pause
 
 PAUSE

how far will you reach, to reach another?
how much will you allow?  how much will you bend?
if you are given pause, then .. listen.
do you want to stop?  or do you want to mend?

you can only allow another to be their own Self,
hear their words, and/… Read full post »
OCTOBER 12, 2012 2:15AM

The Passenger

 
Time
 
 
THE PASSENGER

people are only as beautiful
as you allow them to be.
they only blossom into what you imagine
if they are astute enough to see what you see.

no one knows their own Self;
we are inter-dependent, alone, unschooled.
but by the way we are treated,/… Read full post »
OCTOBER 8, 2012 7:14AM

strength

 
strength
 
 
~ strength ~

strength is yielding,
giving pace,
rapture, capture,
allowance, place.

knowing one’s own,
ability to live.
the plenty of grace,
with nothing but give.

for strength is fruit.
yielding, soft.
a peach, belief,
knowledge, thought.

nothing is an island,
eyes, closed.
the/… Read full post »
OCTOBER 5, 2012 5:38AM

Conjure

 
Inner Sight
 
 
 CONJURE

what impetus Others are to us.
what they seem is what we believe they are.
we hear, we speak back, we step in,
but we are often left with scars.

what does it take to have truth accepted?
what kind of person does it take to hear?
i think only a/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 22, 2012 9:06AM

Chapter

 
Life In Belief
 
 
CHAPTER

Each succession is the inevitable progression
of where you are in Time.

You know now, what it’s like to be dead.
And ~ you know also, what it is to be Alive.

It all centers on a lynchpin.
Some thing, or circumstance, comes at last.

And you begin to perceive that/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 20, 2012 11:10AM

Prudence

 
  Knowing
 
 
 PRUDENCE  

prison is not a deterrant.
it’s only another space from which to function.
you meet others in there of the same ilk,
pick and choose, at your own compunction.

if you are an aberrant stranger,
living outside the law,
you’ll only meet wit/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 18, 2012 5:50AM

Feathers

 
The Bluebird
 
 
 FEATHERS

Whether it’s cold,
or whether it’s hot ~
you’re gonna have weather,
whether or not.

It’s what Moms always said;
her eternal adages.
old German/Irish idioms,
truths, kept, like small badges.

Mein Got In Himmel!
or Ach, du Lieber!
the Germani/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 10, 2012 5:14PM

Commeasurate

 
The Allowance of Balance
 
 
COMMEASURATE

everything in Life is commeasurate.
what goes up - eventually comes back down.
and the further you go up, into elation,
the further you fall, when you hit the ground.

lovesick. heartache. the balloon you knew.
the impetus, the floating, the very thought.
only/… Read full post »
SEPTEMBER 2, 2012 11:31AM

Lovenet

 
Love's Net
 
 
LOVENET

imagine a girl who’s been tucked away.
singular for many years.
self-imposed, of course, to learn some things
about what she does and does not hold dear.

so many relationships, all in a row,
some long, years -- and some - brief;
and one in particular, repeating t/… Read full post »
AUGUST 27, 2012 7:26PM

Percheron

 
Percheron
 
 
 PERCHERON
 
Thunderous beast
                                  of wondrous beauty.
    /… Read full post »
AUGUST 24, 2012 12:07PM

A Poem For The Neighbor Kid

 
The Neighbor Kid
 
 
A POEM FOR THE NEIGHBOR KID

Look at me, L.J.
I said No.
Shhh!  --  Come here now.
Why?  Because I told you so.

You’re only this big now,
and you have got to be taught.
Look at me: I am bigger -
I say what you can, and can not.

I only capture/… Read full post »
AUGUST 23, 2012 9:44PM

Portrait of Laurie Colson

 
Portrait of Laurie Colson
 
PORTRAIT OF LAURIE COLSON

rage. caged. corralled,
unafaid.
defiant reliance
on all she’s made.
her eyes speak passivity,
but with wanton knowing.
bones, exposed,
but strong; flowing.
wisdom from within,
history, injected.
fame, deranged,
rearranged; deflected.
softly hard,
AUGUST 23, 2012 5:41AM

Sense

 
Petala Perfumada
 
SENSE

           ether, invisible
magical realm.
                   held in hands,
   gathering senses, essences,
 things/… Read full post »
AUGUST 21, 2012 8:10PM

Vera, Chuck & Dave

 
The Band
 
VERA, CHUCK & DAVE

tomorrow is my birthday,
i’ll be turning 64.
i wait for Vera, Chuck and Dave
to come bounding in my door.

all my promised grandchildren,
sitting on my knee.
the Beatles told me this would happen,
so it must be true, you see.

but i know they are busy,
and/… Read full post »
AUGUST 16, 2012 1:03PM

I Play

 
I Play, You Play, Interplay
 
 
 I PLAY
 
when an idea
                becomes an ideal
                sometimes reality gets skewed.
    /… Read full post »
AUGUST 13, 2012 11:07PM

Willingness

 
Willingness Is Ability
 
 
WILLINGNESS

oh, Life, a balancing act.
the things you say;
the things you extract.

gushing, or avoiding,
reading signals from others.
do you fly, or do you smother?

give out or take,
to open or to close?
Life’s not always presented as you supposed.

go forward, or rewind/… Read full post »
AUGUST 9, 2012 2:50PM

Verse

 
Speech Bubbles
 
 
VERSE
 
Di - Verse,
Think of all you embrace.
And also all you reject.

In - Verse,
Your opposite’s meaning;
to go inside, to try to further your Quest.

Re - Verse,
As if running in place,
back-pedaling, game-saying, for a Truth.

Con - Verse,
To spar or agree with you/… Read full post »
AUGUST 6, 2012 9:48PM

Soothe .. (The Ephemeral Glimpse)

  In All The World, There Was You

SOOTHE

Come into Being.
Release, Release.

Life comes and goes,
and Moments never cease.
Ooh-aah, the dance
that crawls ‘cross my lips.
A wry smile,
beguiled;
what you did to my hips.

Swaying breeze girl,
shhh - no one knows!
It’s yours, it’s yours,
and it’s what I Own.

The ra/… Read full post »

AUGUST 2, 2012 3:14PM

Button

 
Beautiful Button
 
 
BUTTON

what is that thing that causes a Love?
instantaneousity, a velocity, having just met?
the wee things you conjure, as your mind begins to wander,
little dovetails and connections you project?

every face in the world is different.
even though you can see breeds and tribe/… Read full post »
AUGUST 1, 2012 1:53AM

Speak

 

Speaking in Tongues

 

SPEAK

intuit.
all through it
you figure it out.
what comes of conjecture?
surmises, or a lecture --
oh, someone can always tell you
what It’s all about.
when you place your Self in the Maelstrom,
you get what you receive.
sometimes verbage,
some .. times  .. silence.
and upon th… Read full post »

JULY 14, 2012 4:06PM

Eternity

 
Eternity's Muse
 
 
ETERNITY

to be found, allowed,
wanted, embraced,
was not a coincidence,
nor was it a mistake.

it was simply a time.
spirits commingled.
divulgence of secrets;
heartstrings tingled.

floodgates of life,
and the drawbridge of death;
the place in the ether
whereupon we met.

the stages o/… Read full post »