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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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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 »
JULY 9, 2012 3:33AM

Withering Heights

Twilight

 

WITHERING HEIGHTS

oh, Epitome.
you finally found me.
the pinnacle,
astounding,
the view
surrounds me.
i live in this Heath;
the cliff resides in my breast.
sweeties and ferals
come ‘round to my nest.
oh, birdie cry,
Victorian elation.
the fruit of soul,
Romance’s creation.
but i am not/… Read full post »

JULY 8, 2012 2:02AM

Want

 
The End Knows No Begin
 
 

WANT


hallowed hollows
left in my soul.
the person you were
was never wont to unfold.
wisp.
diss.
you got your prize.
was it worth what you did?
did it enhace your Pride?
if it did,
well, then still..
i never knew you at all.
it was only by Clever
that you held me in thrall.
but/… Read full post »
JULY 7, 2012 4:36AM

Swim

 
Creek
 

 SWIM


i am an aberration.
but i am my own creation.
no one likes me very much,
but who cares?  
i live in elation.

i survived what most do not.
i knew i could,
because of my insane brother.
tell Muddy Waters that a white girl sang,
gutteral, wrenching, smothered.

i know abou/… Read full post »
JULY 6, 2012 8:34AM

That's Not Gonna Happen.

 

Spirited

 

HAPPEN STANCE

hollow existence.
hole in my heart.
no one is here.
this farm is my art.

i tend it, i prune it,
i clip it just so.
and i love the Me
that gets to know.

sigh. no one loves me.
they all run away.
when i utter a syllable;
a word… Read full post »

JULY 5, 2012 12:20PM

So. What?

 

So What

 

THEY SAY THINGS ABOUT ME
(And ..? .. Who are ‘They,’ anyway??)

heart of Gold.
Will of steel.
which one gets in the way?
stubbornness, or pliancy?
yep.  i am all the things you say.
don’t be surprised when you raise my ire.
for chrissakes, i’m Irish, no excu… Read full post »

JULY 5, 2012 5:38AM

Said.

 
The Apple Of My Bite
 
 
SAID

slither, snake.  sneak ye away.
wrap yourself around a corner.
Ha.  you can’t see me any more.
where did she go?  that One? -- with Honor?..

ooooh.  you took her for granted.
she was always at your beck and call.
but she’s your beck and Cal/… Read full post »
JULY 4, 2012 11:36AM

Glimpse

The Glimpse

 

GLIMPSE

what is it like, to know, in your heart,
that you made someone quiver?
that the words and sounds that you emitted
could bring Joy like no other; made her shiver?

to be told, in sweetsong English,
that you, yourself, had awakened a soul?
that the casual Ease that you/… Read full post »

JULY 3, 2012 11:09PM

Feral

 

  Feral Tendernesses

 

FERAL


have i not always remained true to my word?
have i given any reason to Doubt?
that i would remain, standing in Strength,
even if it means putting you out?

for if you don’t come in, you are but a stray;
a feral, a stalker, a taker.
skulking about for the… Read full post »

JULY 1, 2012 1:47PM

Further

 

  Democrites' Daugher - Upon Leaving

 

 FURTHER

Sometimes the cure
is worse than the disease.
But I carry now the knowledge
that flooded into me.

From a rend in my soul,
heart cracked open wide,
a symbiotic sight replaced
what I saw with my eyes.

Knowing full well my old boundaries,
I let them go with a kiss, for… Read full post »

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 »