Beyond the Pale
I will never forget that handsome, intense-seeming, anxious bird.
there is a strange hallfull of lovely portraitsbetween the wordalien and cuckold there is a stone handin the hallwith hollow birdcagefingernailswhere amoebasof pink downhover and tweetthrough delicatehollow bonesbagpipeswith alabasterstrawsthe sparrowis lanzarotealaanxiomatico
Tom,Sweet bird! In a parallel universe, Melospiza melodia 'appears' here ---6.9grey whiteness of cloud against invisibleridge, song sparrows calling from branchin foreground, sound of wave in channel part in which such “regions” equal inertial systems weight of body, as necessary consequence, of measuresunlit white clouds against top of ridge,wingspan of osprey circling over channel
The sparrow seemed on the one hand pretty helpless, on the other tough enough not to give up without a struggle. Wish I knew that feeling.Otherwise... reverie just now featuring a thirsty sparrow sipping intense inertial systems of a parallel universe out of an alabaster straw at Punta Papagayo, across the burning arid desert of the Rubicon in Lanzarote.More on that later maybe...
maybe we could find an image of somebody playing the pito d'aguaorwater flute?I saw a native of Lanzarote playing one years ago in a National Geographic..
As you said, Tom, I have seen very tough and really confident sparrows
heartrnding!loved the way you used the scientific name of the bird... creating a deeper perspective... through the double meaning of the words...
Thank you for noticing that, hb... of course the play on the taxonomic nomenclature creates the "hinge" of the poem.Julia, your Buenos Aires sparrows are brilliant survivalists. (I hope everyone who reads this will click to see them!)Lanny, here's a pretty cool little Nicaraguan pito de agua... meanwhile see you later in Lanzarote (in my dreams).
Well, the journey was a bit taxing, but...
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