Tag Archives: ornithology

Missing the messenger

Do I speak for Nature? No. I cannot. For there are far too many channels of communication cut before my pen bleeds through the paper. I have no desire to clothesline migrating passerine with transparent telephone pole cables just to … Continue reading

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Skyline sentry

Aloft screeches the skyline sentry, perched on drooping cedar bough, wide yellow eyes scanning for earthbound morsels, head rotating to catch the slightest breath or footfall, as whispers of wind stroke its mottled feathered horns. The night begins with the … Continue reading

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Oh killdeer!

Killdeer, you land in my way! Oh, why must you lay on a nest exposed and unsafe? Broken-winged mother, I am no fool to your theatrics, even the noise you create cannot distract me from a glimpse of your eggs: … Continue reading

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Picking apart poems

Writing poetry  is much akin  to ravens picking apart a skeleton. One starts at the surface, gently prodding the subject until suddenly the fervor  of the moment takes hold. Words tear away from the niche in one’s brain like lean … Continue reading

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