Color My World

A bright songbird announces this 

artist’s morning, the oriole’s orange

plumage vibrant.  Three common grackles

preen their iridescence, and I’m lost

in purples and blues, bronze and green,

tonguing indigo.  The metallic-blue

tree swallows’ liquid twitters before 

their chittering mating, her tail feathers

just so.  And then they’re off,

pirouetting the air to meet

an eagle at the apex, white head shining

as he’s firmly escorted away

from the lake, ducking, cumbersome.

A stray sunbeam spotlights a green

heron, and I’m suffused-

grateful to be forced from

my jejune perspective.  Now it’s pure

semantics whether I tell you

I’m birdwatching or learning

the subtleties of light’s kisses:

observe this cardinal’s blush

and her coral beak, exquisite.

Words fall away with the paintbrush

featherwork pulling me into the skies.

Inspired by: Jejune, Semantics, Grateful and Apex.

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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