Ghostwood — A Dream

“Ghostwood” — C.Birde, 6/20

Deep,

dark wood,

moon-bleached

and rinsed of light

of color.

Earth lifts —

root-twined,

rocky —

in slow and steady

upward arch

beneath a burden

of pines.

Gaunt figure.

Slack of limb

and wasted frame,

flame of hair and

spirit snuffed.

He shuffles unaware

in shabby slippers

and threadbare robe

between attentive,

watchful trees.

Alone.

Alone and ghostly.

Diminished.

Lost among

the elements,

whose beauty

would be magnified

did he not

haunt them

so.

— C.Birde, 6/20

Scorpion-Free — a Poem

“Empty” — C.Birde, 5/20

White-footed

meets

white foot

in size seven

garden shoe.

Furred meets

furless.

Warmth to

trembling,

whiskered

warmth.

Sustained,

untrained

diaphragmatic

E” .

Instinctive —

achievement

of breath.

No scorpions

here.

All the same,

shake out

your boots.

— C.Birde, 5/20

Stitched & Strewn — A Poem

Gift

“Through the Reservoir Wood” — C.Birde, 5/20

 

These lush

green days

damp and cool

and stitched

with bird song

strewn like gifts

unwrapped

petals scattered

everywhere

white

chartreuse

careless pink

one thing

to do —

Thank you

thank you.

 

 

— C.Birde, 5/20

 

Cherry blossom path nature

“Strewn” — C.Birde, 5/20

 

 

Full Immersion — A Poem

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“”Immersion” — C.Birde, 5/20

 

Walk with me

Our faces tilted

up and beaming

catching light &

Truth

free of the dawn

of personal desire

Flash of Oriel’s

tangerine breast

Red-winged

blackbird’s trill falls

from the dead tree’s

totem

Grasses sigh and,

blue-eyed,

stare

Walk with me,

two yards between,

our footsteps

praising earth

water

air

Frame of reference —

Truth cares not

Precludes

Includes

Remains.

 

 

— C.Birde, 5/20

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“Blue-Eyed Grass” — C.Birde, 5/20