Song Of A Male Goldfinch

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads-Voices, Spaces & Songbirds – Dreaming with Stacie
How many songbirds are there and what messages do they carry? Their energy comes from light, form earth, and from the vast sky – all which are on loan to us. A sort of impermanent beauty. Or perhaps it is us that are the fleeting ones? Yes, it feels as if they belong to this earth and we are just fortunate borrowers, thieves of their songs.
We are rooted in the earth but music is not – its notes, like the bird’s voice, are elusive, ephemeral – ethereal – like fairy’s wings shimmering across the sky. They glimmer for a second and are lost, not gone but simply moving forward to a new space.
Write a poem about the connection I described above between ourselves and the spaces around and within us: Where and how does your human voice, the poet’s voice (or even the bird’s voice) fit within those spaces? 

male goldfinch

Before the music
is the color.
as a sun dream.
Accent hues–
black and white
feathers. No fashion
designer needed.
Small cheeps
to longer trills,
male goldfinch sings
a symphony
writ in his head.

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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7 Responses to Song Of A Male Goldfinch

  1. seirich says:

    This is simply beautiful, in both image & sound. Love how you end with a symphony. Thanks so much for responding to my prompt. 🙂 Stacie

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  2. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says:

    Oh, that’s enchanting!

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  3. Kerry O'Connor says:

    I would love to hear the song of this striking bird!


  4. Goodness…I adore how you’ve gotten right into the goldfinches’ head…wonderful Sara!

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  5. I love that symphony writ in his head!

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  6. gillena says:

    luv this charming little write

    My response was late; you may read it

    much love…

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