Sunday, March 20, 2016

March 20, 1016 The Sunday Whirl #243/ A Unique Story -- The Sudnay Whirligig #51/ The Birds Show Us How -- The Poetry Pantry Poets United

The Sunday Whirl #243

A Unique Story

all stories seem             to return to the source                 standstill just a moment

and begin again            each a journey                              a cycle

how to tell the story      that is uniquely                            your own add a stone

until the vessel overflows     each is born                  more or less exactly the same

everything comes together     the atoms                      and all the stars in the sky

are aligned                      something wondrous happens        and we call it you

it happens                     for each of us                                   only once

March 20, 2016


The Sunday Whirligig #51

Open, drought, aiming, arms, oaks, surprise, warblers, branches, feeders, black, beige, flycatchers

The Birds Show Us How

yesterday                i heard the cry of the fly catcher                      he calls to me

each spring at his return        i answer his call            said i was glad to see him again

i no longer fill the feeders     there is danger in the garden      my new kitten is a killer

i don't think the fly catcher    really minds                               he does not eat the seeds

i put out                                 he prefers flying insects                   the little finches

like the black seeds               but this year                    they will have to look elsewhere

the mighty oaks                     in my native home                        have small root systems

when it rains a lot                  and the winds come                     the oaks simply fall over

it is a surprise                        to hear the thump                        on the roof of your house

everywhere                            there is danger                             you would not know

to see them                            as they go about their lives              it seems a total joy

they flit through the air          build nests                                        raise their families

seemingly                              without fear                            they show us how to continue

March 20, 2016



scotthastiepoet said...

Greetings Annell - its been a while... This is brilliant, beautifully fashioned - enjoyed every little nuance of this piece.. Must come back more often... With Best Wishes Scott

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love both of these, but especially how the birds teach us how to continue in spite of danger all around. We need that lesson! I love the message in the first poem, too, "something wondrous happens and we call it you." Wonderful, Annell!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Wonderful poems both of them :D it just keeps getting better and better..!

Lots of love,

brudberg said...

The second one really stands out.. We know that we have to face that danger, just like oak and birds... When end comes it's abrupt.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

Sometimes those feeders can be a trap....and I love the first poem too especially,

'how to tell the story
that is uniquely
your own add a stone
until the vessel overflows'

Gillena Cox said...

i like them both, the second one with its ominous kitty danger is a definite read again

have a good Sunday

much love...

brenda w said...

Only once. May we grab a hold with both hands and respond with love and gusto.

Mary said...

So happens to each of us ONLY once! Definitely wondrous, worth celebrating --- life is such a gift!

R.K. Garon said...

I always enjoy reading you.

Anonymous said...

Looks like you have found the way to fix whatever wasn't cooperating. I like both poems. Recognizing our uniqueness and then learning how to continue the same.


C.C. said...

"something wondrous happens
and we call it you"

So lovely.....this....and the mix of stars and atoms, too :-)

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I love both of these very much. Perhaps the first a little more ... but then there's that wonderful line, 'they show us how to continue'. Altogether a treat!

Jae Rose said...

we are indeed a unique clash of atoms..a cosmic stone all of our own..the line 'my new kitten is a killer' made me smile - i am kind of glad he is ;)

Carrie Van Horn said...

I especially love the second one Annell....I love the lessons the birds can teach.

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