Tag Archives: birds

Getting the Message [ffs2]

Mountain couple bird

“It’s so beautiful up here, isn’t it?” Janice leaned back in blissful repose. “Just us, fresh air, peace, and quiet. No TV, no dogs barking, no telephone ringing.”

Jerry leaned over and gave her a kiss. “To be clear, what you’re saying is that our normal life is a bit too noisy for you?”

“You got my subtle message?” Janice smiled. “Yes, our life is way too noisy and too hectic. It annoys me so much when your boss interrupts our weekends every five minutes with another ridiculous trouble ticket. I swear, he has no respect for your free time.”

“He can’t find me on this mountain, that’s for sure.” Jerry laughed. “No signal!”

Janice sighed with pleasure. “We should definitely do this more–” She paused. “Hey, what is that bird, Jerry? He’s flying straight toward us.”

Jerry stood up as the bird circled and landed in front of him. “Some kind of crow? A raven? Holy cow, Janice, he has a paper tied to his foot. Hey, little guy, what you got there?”

“What is it, Jerry?” Janice peered over her husband’s shoulder as he removed the tiny scroll from the bird and unrolled it.

“It’s a message from my boss. He wants me to return ASAP because one of our clients has just been hacked and their whole system is down.”

“Ugh! Can’t you just pretend you never received it?”

The raven cawed and held out a pen.

“No,” Jerry said. “I have to sign for delivery. Sorry, honey.”

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Photo by Warren Wong (wflwong) on Unsplash.

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Oblivious

Blackbird crow tree green morning

Birdsong and wind chimes

Greet the breezy green morning

As storm clouds gather

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Written for MMA Daily Haiku.
Poetry form: haiku.
Image from Pexels.

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Ducku [repost]

duck floating in green pond

Unruffled by storms,
She floats in serenity,
As dark clouds gather.

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Poetry form: haiku.
Written for Crimson’s Challenge 102.
Image from Crispina.

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Cloudy Beach Smile

Cloudy beach bird

Saturday morning was super overcast and gloomy, but I went with a couple friends for a short beach walk anyway. I wore a warm jacket and made sure to keep my ears covered.

I loved seeing the ocean swirling in silver and gray… it felt more poetic and powerful that way than when it serenely undulates under clear blue skies. The birds were thrilled because there was an abundance of tiny crabs for their breakfast. I was particularly pleased to get a nice clear pic of a bird in flight.

I hope we all have a healthy and productive week.

PS: Trent shares pics of his new shelter kitty for his smile this week ~ say hello to Alexander!

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Image is mine.

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Reconsolidation [repost]

bowl of strawberries

Memories are like clay,
I’ve heard,
Half-formed
Into malleable birds:
Pushed together
In a mind cage,
Floating on a bay
Of undulating waves.
They escape,
Mutate,
Once exposed
To the eye of day.

Those times with you—
Long ago, so few—
I check the cage,
Surprised to find
These birds
Have turned golden,
Sparkling in the dark.
Gemstone eyes
Radiate precious scenes…
A kiss in the moonlight,
Strawberries at noon.
Smiling and warm,
I close this door.

I don’t even want to know
What you recall.

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Poetry form: free verse.
Image is mine.

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Birds of a Feather

Swans love bonded

Some people claim that opposites attract, but I’ve always thought (and observed) that couples who are more alike than different have better success with long-term relationships. Not every item needs to match, but it’s hard, for example, to sustain a romance with someone who craves constant travel when you’re a homebody. And how do you compromise on religion, children, politics? I guess a person who loves cake could live with someone who only likes pie. Perhaps! But the big goals should line up, imo. Of course, there are always exceptions, but I prefer playing the odds. And indeed back when I dated I met plenty of odd men… but thankfully those days are over and I can now simply opine cluelessly from my comfy chair.

Swans are often used as a symbol of eternal love because most pairs mate for life. “Divorce” is rare; only a small percentage of the birds split up and take another mate. I received a beautiful pair of crystal swans as a wedding gift and still have them with only a few scratches. The marriage itself shattered however…

In “My Guy,” Mary Wells sings about how well she and her man go together, so well that she could never be torn away from him. She seems to be singing to another man who may be trying to seduce her, and she rejects his advances by explaining how her current relationship could never be upgraded.

There’s nothing you could say
To tear me away from my guy
There’s nothing you could do
‘Cause I’m stuck like glue to my guy
I’m stickin’ to my guy like a stamp to a letter
Like the birds of a feather
We stick together
I’m telling you from the start
I can’t be torn apart from my guy

Ronald White and Smokey Robinson wrote these great lyrics for the 1964 hit. Enjoy!

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Written for Jim’s Thursday Inspiration.
Image from Pixabay.
Info from Wikipedia.

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