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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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JUNE 29, 2012 9:46AM

If

 
If
 
 IF

if i was a flower,
would you pollinate me?
if i was the Nile,
would you ride to the sea?
if i were a book,
would you turn my pages?
if i were a mirror,
would you return my gazes?
if i was a bakery,
would you like my pie?
if i were a chef,
would you/… Read full post »
 
 
Sweet Miss Nora
 
Writer, Producer, Director, Lover.
You gave us stories, like no other.
Beautiful muse,
A wry ruse,
The insight of Humor, 
cleverly used.
 
It Just Came Out That Way.
 
R.I.P., Missy Nora Ephron
 
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/movies/nora-ephron-ess… Read full post »

 

Intimidation-Trying To Fly

 

INTIMIDATION
(The Ugly Side Of Pride)


female.

desire.

lit.

fire.

there is a Pit here.
would you like to join?

campground of silent sound,
a world, encompassed, voiced.

your own.

‘til an interloper
interrupts your presence.
expel, expel,
move on ..

with resonance.

a knife is the thing
th… Read full post »

JUNE 20, 2012 11:28PM

Mind's Eye

 
 
The Magnificent Eye
 
 
 MIND’S EYE

oh, the magical sensation
of imagination’s elation.
the fashioning of finesse and grace
comes into play, and colors all temptation.

desire is the fire of the mire of love.
what comes, goes, and what goes, comes.
nuance, spirit, contact. be/… Read full post »
JUNE 19, 2012 1:53AM

Shadow

 

Shadows Never Lie

 

SHADOW


There doesn’t seem to be
    time enough for me.
  .. to give myself the gentle care
          I crave.
My plans are always delayed,
    even if I rant and rave.
     &nbs… Read full post »

JUNE 18, 2012 3:21PM

Legacy

 

Legacy-Tres Girls!

 

LEGACY

Sigh.
Another one has left now.
Mark.
Spittin’ image of his brother.
Sweet Michael Gene, my best chum,
who left me with Lisa, his beloved, like no other.
She was bequeathed to me, in verbage.
She was bequeathed to me when he left.
Yes.
I saved her much suffering,
by regaling… Read full post »

JUNE 18, 2012 9:00AM

Finesse

 

Daddy

 

FINESSE

i like the times i can recognize
the inner strength that i own.
it’s funny that it only dawns on me
when others tell me what i have shown.

yes, much has fallen to my shoulders.
poor brother Bobby, taken under my wing.
when Pops and Timmy could not handle it,
because Mom… Read full post »

JUNE 12, 2012 2:21AM

Shield

 
 
A-Muse Me
 
 
SHIELD

how do you wield the power you own?
do you use it, or take it for granted?
anyone can see that it serves you,
but what victory lies in being enchanted?

a rapid succession of lovers
will capture an ego on the make.
but when you use/… Read full post »
JUNE 10, 2012 9:08AM

New Dress

 
 
The New Dress
 
 
NEW DRESS

i bought a new dress to meet you in.
i only wanted to present my Self.
but you never showed up for the presentation,
guess i’m just not like everyone else.

easy to be, easy to see.
but what you see is what i don’t know.
a taken-for-granted Good/… Read full post »
JUNE 2, 2012 9:05PM

Enfold

 
 
Egret Flight-OS
 
 
ENFOLD

what a wonderful existence it is,
to know, inside, you are a bird.
to know you give the gift of song,
and that you trill it out, with words.

oh, the rapture of depiction.
a song, a picture, to relate.
the things you Know inside your bones;
the gift of/… Read full post »
MAY 30, 2012 9:25PM

Beauty ~ By Ty, 9 Years Old.

 

Ty's Flower-OS

Beauty

You have

All the time in the world
a grassy meadow
a doe bounds into a thicket
dew blankets the grass,
which is just waking up from a long night’s nap.

The breeze blows freely through the trees.
A dragonfly with wings of silver flies along a misty creek.
The nectar of/… Read full post »

MAY 26, 2012 5:37PM

Tenderfoot

 

Youthful Wonder

 

TENDERFOOT

ginger. 
sting, but no..
i embrace what lingers.
the machinations that move my soul
are a cog, an ignition,
moving, enthralled.
process.
the movement,
the very prism of time
reflects and refracts
all i’ve made mine.
why should i not?
others do.
so, if you take from me… Read full post »

MAY 17, 2012 8:19AM

The Moment

 
 
The Inner Voice
 
 
THE MOMENT

how do you encapsulate a moment?
with all it’s emotion inside?
the myriad swirlings of loss and possibility,
until you think you’ve lost your mind.

how can a single second in time
rearrange all you’d hoped and dreamed?
in an irreversible, im/… Read full post »
MAY 8, 2012 1:55PM

Patience

 
 
The Kind and Patient Girl
 
PATIENCE

it was said by Karen Blixen,
Isak Dinesen, the Norwegian pioneer,
that if women were tested at all,
it was for Patience,
while the men go off to what they hold dear.

but we are just as Impatient as anyone.
it’s just that we Allow for our men.
we surmise, we believe/… Read full post »
MAY 6, 2012 1:54PM

Electric Bruises

 
 
The Veil Is Only An Illusion
 
 
ELECTRIC BRUISES

there are vibrations
that emanate from you;
pretty colors.
tragic purples and blues.
iridescent,
the electric look of speed.
shells, little fossils,
encased,
inside your Need.
i see that shelter
you’re so rapt within.
such an existence,
but don’t/… Read full post »
MAY 5, 2012 6:27AM

Staunch

 
 The Embracement
 
 
STAUNCH

you seemed to be a friend in need
someone who maybe needed me
despite my own crippled hesitations,
my over-wrought deliberations,
i happen to have that wellspring, and it is the call that i heed.

i can put myself outside myself,
put aside my foolish needs
when anot/… Read full post »
 
 
 
Ocracoke Sunset
 
 
A HOLIDAY TO NOWHERE

he took me to a place he knew,
but now i don’t know why
the world that he inhabited
was not a part of mine

it was a world of talking,
by people he does not know
and he surrendered himself in the silence,
to the voices/… Read full post »
APRIL 29, 2012 1:24PM

Nest

 
Unruffled Feathers
 
 
 NEST

blank canvas.
paint me nice.
picture me pretty, color my life.
red, wanton; blue, tears
prism me, faceted,
know my years.
take the hues of my soul;
rustle me from hiding.
abide me.  enfold.
let your brushes design me.
gesso finish, matte, white.
look at my palette,/… Read full post »
APRIL 24, 2012 8:09AM

Assumed Intimacy

 
Assumed-Intimacy - Thomas Blackshear
 
 
ASSUMED INTIMACY

how do you teach someone to react to you?
to not lunge, expunge, or give due?
to not justify, or show off pride;
it only cheapens it if you do.

so you place yourself in a demeanor
to give fine thought and exchange.
and when it reciprocates, and reverberates,
y/… Read full post »
APRIL 21, 2012 7:08AM

Default

 
 
Jeune Fille en Vert--Tamara de Limpicka
 
 
DEFAULT

i just don’t want to be someone’s default choice.
the nice girl finishes last,
because she has a voice.

she asks all along, how will it be,
if i ask the same as you,
in equality.

and that is the lynchpin; therein is the exit.
i guess i seem surly,
or w/… Read full post »
APRIL 16, 2012 1:42PM

Xizhver

 
  Masked and Unmasked
 
 XIZHVER

if you are a Giver,
you’re gonna find Takers.
Shamen and palmists,
soothsayers and Fakirs.

they all want to tell you
you’re not doing it right,
but it’s only in an effort
to steal your Light.

people get jealous
of the darnedest things,
your house, y/… Read full post »
APRIL 13, 2012 10:43AM

Endeavor

 
The Goddess Of Endeavor
 
 
 ENDEAVOR

i seem to be like a post-it note,
something you need to write down to forget
for every time i reach to you,
you just aren’t available yet.

oh, i’m so sorry, i was just leaving.
gee, it’s good to see ya,
but i have got to get going,
seems someone/… Read full post »
APRIL 11, 2012 3:54PM

The Bones Of Things.

 
In Your Bones
 
 
THE BONES OF THINGS.

i liken my Life to my body.
it’s the only thing that i know well.
how its sinew and muscle are resounding,
belching out, in the tales that i tell.

impact.  exact.  ouch, that hurt me.
but i step outside the game.
you can go on with your/… Read full post »
APRIL 10, 2012 1:21PM

Karma

 
Karma
 
KARMA

Ooooh, here it comes ...
your Karma is bleeding.
wow - from this distance,
even i can see it.

does it hurt your own,
to watch what another’s emits?
why am i not surprised?
simply because i stepped in it.

i opened my portal by closing some doors,
you walked in,
and enveloped/… Read full post »
APRIL 6, 2012 2:08AM

Lucky Bird

 
Luckybird
 
LUCKY BIRD

That's my Little Lavender Lucky Bird from Lucasville.
 

she was my move-in pal, the only female i ever had, and the only one with clipped wings.  Pauley taught me early on what that does. but i loved her.
instantly.  

i drove almost all… Read full post »