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?
Before the music
is the color.
as a sun dream.
black and white
feathers. No fashion
to longer trills,
male goldfinch sings
writ in his head.