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Back home from field trip, exhausted.

Couldn't resist this one, though: from [livejournal.com profile] jb_slasher If you see this, post a poem in your own LJ today.

For Meghan, for the Haiti relief. <3

The stillness of a winter's day, revisited

The silence of an icy, altogether too early
winter's dawn is disrupted by the rustling of the wings of birds,
hundreds of them, swooping from tree to tree in smaller
flocks of twenty.

Shy red wings that don't chatter or chirp,
beady black eyes on me, white feathers like an eyebrow
raised as I pass, some seem to frown, their beaks yellow
in anticipation.

They are all changing trees until I'm inside
looking from behind my living room window, curtains half drawn
as if spying on them, my new feathered and unexpected neighbours,
feasting on red berries,

Brought here by the cold, I briefly think of
climate change, but still turn up the heat.
The coldest winter for thirty years even quiets down
those birds,

and finally me.

Date: 2010-02-28 04:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] silme711.livejournal.com
I hope you'll find some sleep, bb ♥

The poem is lovely!

Date: 2010-03-01 09:31 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kohaku1977.livejournal.com
Aw, glad you like it! I tweaked this one to death, I'm afraid. But I like how it turned out, so all is well.


Date: 2010-02-28 05:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] icouldskateaway.livejournal.com
Oh, I love it! It's very much how this winter has gone here, as well--we're so close to hibernation that it seems like we never get out of bed anymore unless we have to. I just want to pull up the blankets and stay cosy forever.


Date: 2010-03-01 09:30 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kohaku1977.livejournal.com
Hurray! It's only your first poem of course, because I really needed to think about the genderfuck idea a little more. But yes, I'm very very gleeful that you like it. <3 I took pictures of the birds, so when I'm at home I will see if there's a good one and post it for you. <3

Blankets and cuddling up sounds lovely. And tea. Lots and lots of tea. I could sleep and sleep and drink tea and sleep.



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