Jouissance — A Poem

An artfully altered photo of a silver teacup & saucer on an oak tabletop, catching morning light through a large bay window.
“Tea, Light” — C.Birde, 1/22

I sit

at smooth-planed oak,

mid-morning light

wandering through

bowed glass,

& listen —

to the curl of his voice

& the River’s sigh,

& the small birds’

close observations;

& listening,

I weep.

— C.Birde, 1/22

Galatea — A Poem

An abstract photo of bright-colored light and shadow.
“Song” — C.Birde, 10/21

Sing me

into Being,

a breath-born

Galatea exhaled

in the key of D

An Air carried

along air’s edge

By lips & fingers

coaxed,

untethered

Heart tempo’ed

Soul scribed

New-woven

     song

of me.

— C.Birde, 10/21

Bliss — A Poem

An artfully altered photo of an Eastern Chipmunk.
“Eastern Chipmunk” — C.Birde, 5/21

To sit outdoors

in cool spring

air

wearing a shawl

of sunlight

& accomplishing

no more

than the disport

of small friends

unseen

in a season’s span,

in their garments

fresh & shining –

bliss.

— C.Birde, 5/21

Catbird Summerland — A Poem

An artfully altered image of pink dogwood blossoms.
“Dogwood” — C.Birde, 5/21

From the pink

dogwood,

dropping notes –

bright petals,

raindrops,

shadows

onto clear water –

that fall in explicit,

random pattern;

reclaiming

Summerland

through song –

recognizable,

indefinable.

My heart unbolts…

At last,

     at last

I’ve awaited

your

     return.

— C.Birde, 5/21