Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday 55-Bird on a Wire


*image from http://www.flickr.com/photos/shannonspage/4027447640/



"Chick! Chick! Chick-a-dee!"
Cried the little prophet clad in feathers.
He looked down on the cars
wedged together in the highway crawl.
He screamed at so much metal, glass, and concrete.
For lack of AC my window was down.
I heard the handful of a creature
call in wild fury,
"Look! Look! Look at me!"



27 comments:

Cricket said...

Very nice, Lime. One of those moments that can pass us by if we're not looking - but you caught it.

Not a haiku, of course, but in spirit, it is. I once was told that the essence of haiku is not the syllabic form, so much as the attempt to capture a moment of revelation. This does that quite nicely.

Meaning is where you find it.

Brian Miller said...

i love driving with my window down, just to hear such wonders...nice 55!

mine is up!

Craig said...

Very nice.

But would I just spoil the mood utterly, if I said that you reminded me of the time I was out driving (or was I riding my bike?) past some rural-ish high-power lines, and there was a whole row of little birds (I think they were chickadees) that had been zapped into eternity, with their little feet still clinging to the wire, their little bodies dangling like pendulums (pendula?). . .

Sorry if that's just utterly macabre, but it was also a very striking image of 'Birds On a Wire'. . .

John's comments said...

You mean that birds twitter as well cool. my 55 here

secret agent woman said...

Nice. The songbirds deserve out attention.

furiousBall said...

beautiful chica :)

Kat said...

Chickadees are my absolute favorite!!! Such cuties! And I love how they sing, "Chick-a-dee-dee-dee!"

Suldog said...

Nicely poetic, Lime, and a good reminder for me to find the interesting beauty all around.

It gave me a laugh, too, because your last line reminded me of one of my favorite "Far Side" cartoons. The caption, as I recall it, said something like, "Professor Frink invents the first human-dog translator!" The drawing shows the professor wearing an outlandish helmet, walking in a neighborhood full of dogs, all of whom are barking. The word balloons emanating from the barking dogs all say "Me! Me! Me!" :-)

RNSANE said...

I often wonder if birds give thought to the humans below them, especially when we get pelted with their droppings! We must seem totally insane, at times, to all animals, who clearly exhibit much more intelligence!


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coopernicus said...

hopefully you weren't carrying at the time...chickadee parts are tough to scrape off the windshield...

Suzan said...

What a breath of chickadee air.

Before the weekend!

Thanks so much for your divine blog.

May I blogroll you?

Suzan
_______

Monkey Man said...

Such big noise from such a tiny creature. Great 55. My 55 is HERE .

Mama Zen said...

This is really good!

Alice Audrey said...

I thought for sure the little bird would swoop down and deposit his prophecy on someone's window.

Vodka Logic said...

How sweet.. and a chick-a-dee is certainly a little bird with a lot of voice.

Certainly worth driving with the window open

My 55 is up.

snowelf said...

Lime, the imagery of this is fantastic!! I love it so much.

dancing,

--snow

Craver Vii said...

Nice. Yesterday's blues was good for today's poetry.

They do have a sweet song.

Have an awesome weekend.

~Tim said...

"Look at me!" reminds me of the teenagers I spend my days with.

I call rolling down the windows my Zen car stereo.

Lulda Casadaga said...

I love the sounds of nature and especially the birds singing. Yesterday, I noticed a small wood pecker pecking at my fence post and I wanted to yell at him, but did not ! :D

I have yelled at the starlings more than once though...
Lovely 55! Have an awesome weekend...tweet tweet!

S said...

Something to make your traffic a little lighter!
Have a great weekend.

G-Man said...

Most excellent amalgam of joyous words My Little Chickadee...
Have a Kick Ass Week-End Trini...
Galen

Gledwood said...

I like that...

... did you write it?

We get birds like that. For once the British version is more exciting than the American for ours are blue and yellow with bits of white and they are called (yes this is true and everybody thinks I'm elaborating but I promise you I am not)... they are called: BLUE TITS!

Mona said...

Sometimes such sights and sounds are an epiphany!

Jocelyn said...

So much calling Nature in the midst of so much asphalt and humanity. This kind of reminds me of Ray Bradbury's "There Will Come Soft Rains" (and, er, the poem it's based on!).

Land of shimp said...

Aw, that was absolutely charming. What a beautiful picture you found to go with it.

Last week I was at a hotel that had a balcony attached to the room. I was sitting outside, looking at the lake when a hummingbird flew up and hovered in the air.

Sometimes we really do forget that there is a lot of wonder around us at all times. That little bird in the photograph looks so seriously, and adorable at the same time.

Hilary said...

One of those moments that reconnect you. You expressed it so beautifully.

Gledwood said...

It's a really beautiful verse!