a primal burst

fireworks
           a primal burst
 
cooing loving birds
songbirds
mornings
and evenings
you hear them
a whole range of calls
loving murmuring teasing
loud and harsh sometimes
to soft and lullabyish
at twilights oftentimes
 
primal innocence you sleep from
and get up to and smile and repeat
 
crows sing as well
scream notoriously loud
but you
get used to them
like a sleep timer
wakes you up in the
morning shoo shoo them
away from the balcony
and they remember you
the next morning
 
they stream overhead
late afternoons
no not geese like chevron
but scattered all over
the sky
a quick flight from
nowhere
millions of them
on their way to roost
no not in the city towers
downtown
nor on the trees
along the highways
 
their favorite stop over
a large tree across
our house
where they squawk
swirl in and volute out
more squawking and swirling
never ending vortex
in and out through
the canopy though
the branches
waiting for the next batch
before flying away
before
exploding like starlings
all at the same time
bursting out of the tree top
spreading like fireworks
no not red white and blue
 
deep black
against a clear blue sky
against an overcast one
against a white sky
 
shooting straight up
arching and circling
trapeze like
dancing calling a love dance
more passionate
than the seventeen year cicadas
mastered the love fly over
years epochs eras ago
a second nature now
primordial in black
 
deep black
against a clear blue sky
against an overcast one
against a white sky
 
a sight to see
 
a connection with
the primordial birds
like touching ages old
mushroom hiding
under a jurassic fern
firecracker goosebumps
down your spine
 
               ***
(c)NDR12.31.2019
Photo: Burnaby- a gathering of crows bursting from a tree

Happy fireworks New Year’s Eve everyone!

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Vic
8 months

Like Brod. I can visualize the birds. I like to watch a starling swarm myself.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
8 months

It’s a swarm of black dots against the sky - blue, overcast, white.
A fireworks noir!

Thanks Brod for liking.

Robert L. Martin
9 months

Those geese sure make a ractet. It sounds like their are passing jokes around as they soar in the sky.

Nelson D Reyes
Nelson D Reyes
9 months

Thanks Robert. Sometimes you wonder, as you grow older you hear more bird calls than when you were much younger. Hmm...

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