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Music

Bird on a wire

#SocS #Wire

Battery operated radio ?

if you have one of these – expect interruptions

right about now there’s a small feathered friend

doing the fandango up and down on the receiver of the signal

outside and if you

notice a crackle or two – its down to that.

Analogue radio seems to pick up the dancing

Waltzing up and down the aerial

if you listen very carefully – you’ll hear the birds

reacting wildly – so

expect to hear a cheep or two through your headphones

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Animals Birds Colours

Canary

#CYW #Coloryourworld #Canaryyellow #Canary #Yellow

A piece for tourmalines Color your world challenge

Could it be said, this bird is

as bright as the morning sun ?

noted for its bright yellow plumage

and as chirpy in the afternoon as he is in the morning

rise and shine folks, the morning is here! the little

yellow bird sings out.

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Acrostic Poetry

In other words – Peanut Butter II

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Photo credit: Mabel Amber, still incognito… from Pixabay.

Scraping the content from around the brim

While the jar of delight moves in the breeze

It’s manna from heaven for this master of flight

Now clinging on the chains in happiness as the

Green bird gets his fill in the garden

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Art Poetry

Set Free

#MLMM #Photochallenge

She found the bird hobbling along the beach

and looked after it like her own

but like every child

it grew restless – to spread its wings

and go its own way

so they took a trip back to the shore

where the bird could take flight once more

and while the bird felt the joy of release

the girl felt an aura of peace

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Animals Poetry

Corpse

The deceased lay prone

Where it sent a message from beyond the skirting board

Everyone was surprised to find feathers,

Expecting to see a more furry resident in the gap

The only question…how did it get there?

In the corner, el gato sat innocent

Not saying a word, the

Goldfish kept a nervous silence

#fowc #corpse #inkdropk

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Animals Birds Breakfast Character Poetry

Seagulls Lament

#Promptuarium

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I suppose you thought that was funny ?

here I am sat by the bins

enjoying what could be my only meal for miles

and you decide to disturb my breakfast

Innocently enjoying the fish in the box

then over my foot comes this big heavy rock

expecting me to just fly away

I was too busy eating – no time to play

If I were human – I might have had words

but thing is being feathered – I’m only a bird

you wouldn’t want my beak coming round you to peck

so why use a big stone – I could have broke my neck!

I should count myself lucky – it wasn’t from a gun….

but disturbing my breakfast – wasn’t much fun

so i’ll return the favour – when you come back from the shop

expect something to land – coming down with a plop!

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Birds Life Poetry

Canary in a Cage

Salford, 16th April 2018

A tale of life down the pits – and a very clever bird

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Canary (P) Brian F Kirkham 2018

They closed all the pits

they say it wernt safe

we were digging out the props keeping land up

They said

The Gas were strong

and sending our mates

off to dreamland

forever

But as well as hammer and pick

we had a new trick

up our sleeves

to look out fer stuff we couldnt see

Bright little bird , wi

Feathers o’ yellow

Chirped away – when safe, and quiet when not

Clever little fellow

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Acrostic Birds Poetry

Swallow

Swallow

Salford, 25th March 2018

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Sat on a branch of a silver birch or oak

waiting for the rest of the gang to catch up

a wonder of the skies takes a break

letting himself have a rest before taking off again

little bird of blue white and black

over the heights he looks, planning

where he will swoop to next

Categories
Acrostic Animals Poetry

Trill

Trill

The noise of your partying parrot

Rattling his beak on the bars of his cage

Isn’t so bad – when compared to the racket of

Large seeds falling at speed and

Landing on the bird house floor

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Animals Birds Colours Poetry

Pink Flamingo

#coloryourworld #cyw #pinkflamingo

long legged bird

wading in water

feet unseen

 

across America and Africa

you settle with your siblings

wonderous waterfowl

 

balanced like ballerinas

up on one leg

hidden in feathers – the other peg

 

paired in twos – for life (the news)

settled together in a homely nest

as mum and dad to two chicks – the best

 

and by the great big watering hole

pairs form groups – safety their goal

up in the sky – during flight – and at night