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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

5 P.M.


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File:Mimus polyglottos1.jpg





A seam opens
in the traffic
flow I
hear this
mockingbird in my
backyard
and when it's gone
Satie
played by
Shearing
on an antique FM
drifting
down through yellow plum
leaves
against the blue rush
hour sky





File:Wang Mian, Plum Blossoms in Early Spring.jpg







Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottus): photo by Ryan Hagerty (US Fish and Wildlife Service), 2005
Plum blossoms: Wang Mian (Yuan Dynasty, 14th c.)

8 comments:

phaneronoemikon said...

Satie!

Lucy in the Sky said...

Beautiful...

TC said...

Well, it's not Shearing but...it's 5 P.M.:

Satie for Lanny and Lucy

Zephirine said...

I think that Satie goes very well with your later Elephant post, too...

Lovely poem, and the mockingbird photo is amazingly good.

TC said...

Zeph,

The bird is pretty common here, and a lovely, confident, varied, constant singer.

Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottus) in Northern California

human being said...

lovely...
such moments are eternity...

TC said...

Yes, they are best definition, don't you think?

Sue Ann Simar said...

I think you should send your poem 5 p.m. to the poetry mag 5 a.m. to publish! Send everything else to me--Sue Ann Simar, Editor, 10x3 plus