opening the sky

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The Oracle gave me birds today.  I’ve resurrected the birdlings to accompany the words.  I don’t know where the real birdlings are in my disorganized office, but I have photos of their past adventures.  I used this for one of Jane Daugherty’s Yeats prompts a couple years ago.

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The blue jays have been drowning everyone out all summer on my street, but recently a crow has been trading barbs with them.

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crow and blue jay
ferociously awake morning–
linger like steel dazzled glass
devouring air

 remember who you are–
a fool for wild voices,
born naked
sailing a secret ocean
of star fever dancing

Keeping the Secret Keeper, whose words I used for Jane’s prompt, in my thoughts too.

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16 thoughts on “opening the sky

  1. How wonderful that the Oracle came you birds today. I love your collage, too–I remember it. And the Oracle’s message to remember who you are–and it’s funny because we just watched a movie on Netflix called Remember.
    I like crows and blue jays. There was something calling today–we couldn’t figure out what it was.

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    1. Thanks Merril.
      I’m always rushing to the Audubon website to try to identify bird calls. So far, my only success is flicker. But we have starlings and mockingbirds who imitate other birds as well…

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  2. I love that collage too! The birdlings are gathering by the water after the drought. Our jays keep a low profile but the crows are bruisers. They attack the buzzards for no reason at all that I can see, chasing them and roaring at them for maybe half a mile before they give it a rest.

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