Bird Dreams

Written for:  NaPoWriMo – Day 17
Today, I challenge you to find, either on your shelves or online, a specialized dictionary. This could be, for example, a dictionary of nautical terms, or woodworking terms, or geology terms. Anything, really, so long as it’s not a standard dictionary! Now write a poem that incorporates at least ten words from your specialized source. Happy writing!

(from Dream Dictionary of Birds)

Are blackbirds swinging 
at each other in your dream?
Look out. A quarrel is nigh.

Night birds’ raucous keeping
you awake? Just gears grinding
in your head–your wisdom wins out.

Did you dream of a flock
of birds crowded together?
Time to align your chakras.

Beautiful plumage? Happy marriage!

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Bird Dreams

  1. Mike Bayles says:

    Interesting poem- I like it.


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