Winged Promise — A Poem

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“Promise” — C.Birde, 9/16

To rest

heart and head and bone

on pink-shouldered,

pink-hipped stone

laced gray with lichen,

and to see,

beyond the summit’s

curved, granite lip,

the peregrine arise —

winged wish

within the vast blue sky.

He dives,

snatches and tatters

the day’s cares –-

the week’s

the month’s

the year’s –-

in beak and talon.

A sun-soaked,

wind-tossed

promise.

 

— C.Birde, 9/16

 

Woodland Staircase — An Image

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“Woodland Steps” — C.Birde, 9/16

A quilt of worn bricks

remains

beneath moss and needle carpet.

Birch and pine and maple

glide skyward

through broken foundation,

through anamnesis.

And leaf-strewn steps

tumble

d

o

w

n

— like memory —

to the abiding

gray

sea.

— C.Birde, 9/16

 

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“Gray Sea” — C.Birde, 9/16