Message In An Ousel – #NaPoWriMo19 – 23

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“I’d like to challenge you today to write a poem about an animal” [NaPoWriMo site]

I took a breather in the garden today as the kids were back at school and I was feeling a little out of sorts (over nothing in particular). 

I looked up at the lovely white-blossom tree that bobs above our back fence, and relaxed to the general low hub-bub of the neighbourhood mixed with the sounds of nature.




I listened: a familiar song!

A blackbird spied upon the lawn –

A dapper fellow, sooted out,  

Tossing leaves and twigs about.


His melody does take me back

To a dear man, with records stacked;

Who taught me many gentle things

‘Bout moss, trains – and how blackbirds sing.


Now that man rests on heaven’s shore,

But morning’s broken here once more;

Despite his garb, this bird brought smiles:

His serenade a welcome wile.


Until tomorrow, dear readers…


[Pic is from here]


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