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Wednesday, April 15, 2009


first light
an unknown bird
sings me awake
[First published at Temps libre]


Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

here its usually a blackbird...

1:27 PM  
Blogger Magyar said...

We just love those morning birds! Good one Bill!

3:24 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I'm sure somebody around here would know, Juliet, but nobody around here is awake at first light.

Well, if you must wake up, Magyar, it's a good way to do it.

4:08 PM  
Blogger Devika said...

Nice one, Bill

here, its sparrows and pigeons on my window sills...and I love to listen to their songs or squabbles in those silent early morning moments, before I start my chores,


9:07 PM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Birds do seem to know better..

3:56 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

We get the sparrows, pigeons, mourning doves, Devika, but once in a while I am intrigued by a song I can't place.

I don't doubt it for a minute, Gautami.

7:04 AM  
Blogger polona said...

good one, bill

i'm not at all a morning person but love being awaken by a birdsong.
here, the most likely culprit would also be a blackbird :)

1:49 PM  
Blogger Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

I think this is pretty. The simplicity of it makes it very attractive to me.


2:44 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

its it a delight, kind of sharpen your senses for the rest of the day

much love

5:21 PM  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

that usually makes me mad. :)

9:17 PM  
Blogger John McDonald said...

love it Bill

3:30 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

Truly, birdsong is the one sound that doesn't make me mad when it wakes me at first light. Thanks for the ocmments.

9:41 AM  
Blogger jem said...

My sofa visiting friend (previously mentioned) is good at recognising birdsong. It's a skill I'd like to learn.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Bill said...

birdsong, wildflowers . . . the world is full of things that give me joy, but that I can't call by their rightful names.

10:00 AM  
Blogger Tikkis said...

Yes darling!
Oh, she is sleeping --
the garbage car

12:47 PM  
Blogger indonesianegriku said...

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5:54 AM  

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