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Sunday, January 25, 2009

rush

a rush of starlings
over the highway . . .
the things I don't know
[First published in Ambrosia]

18 Comments:

Blogger Masago said...

Yes, a muse that comes when sighting these creatures.

8:11 PM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

lovely one this.

12:02 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

stars burnt out
above
I still don't know

7:25 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Wondering what got them going got me wondering. Thanks, Vaughn, Juliet, and gautami.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Devika said...

Knowing it all
I gaze the sky
Father smiles from a little star

Good one, Bill
I had such a state long before; but then, I am a kind that probes...

wishes,
devika

9:24 AM  
Blogger haiku-shelf said...

Here happens haiku!

2:22 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

Bill, the father whom I mentioned in that verse is my own father, not the code--'father' (Godfather?)that went in many a comment earlier here..

I lost my father in 2003.I used to upset him so much with my ways, but he would smile at me in the end :)

wishes,
devika

7:18 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

Blessings, Devika. Thanks for sharing.

Angelika, my deepest thanks.

7:57 PM  
Blogger polona said...

my sentiments so often when i observe the nature...

3:01 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

It can be a humbling experience, polona.

3:36 PM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

So true.

8:14 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

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8:15 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Good to hear from you, Pat.

10:23 AM  
Anonymous GINA said...

mine .. written in June 2008



a rush
of leaves fall --
sparrows

they are very different pieces of course .. >>> Gina

12:10 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

And yours is very good, Gina. I posted the first draft of mine at the AHA forum in May 2007. It was later rejected by several publications. Then I added the ellipsis, and it was snapped right up.

7:30 PM  
Blogger jem said...

Great connection. I think birds often leave me feeling a little inadequate - perhaps its because they can fly, and see places from heights I will never achieve.

5:26 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Thanks, jem. I just wondered what had got the critters going, and then, I began to reflect on how many things I don't know.

8:29 AM  
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