Shawn L. Bird

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poem-duck advice April 10, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:40 am
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observe the legato ease of

geese relaxing in their Vs,

or eagles, reaching out their sides

to slice the skies,

even the tiny wren flies

from tree to tree efficiently,

but you,

you flap


like a rattlepated,

frenzied drunk,



32 Responses to “poem-duck advice”

  1. grieflessons Says:

    My boyfriend’s name is Duckie, so I just had to send him your poem. Rather ironic topic, given your name. Enjoyed. Always appreciate your dropping by my blog.

  2. Perfectly delightful, and I’m happy the duck finally has received a poem loopily loving him.

  3. narble Says:

    Watching ducks is kinda like a Marx Brothers movie. Really a good observation.

  4. Greg Lammers Says:

    I just learned the word “rattlepated.” Thanks for the poem and the education.

  5. Karin Wiberg Says:

    Awesome sounds in this poem (legato ease/relaxing into Vs)–and funny enough, the sounds create an image. 🙂 Nicely done!

  6. colonialist Says:

    Maybe add, if someone points a stick at you


  7. todessakane2013 Says:

    I love this it made me smile 🙂

  8. Sheila Says:

    Glad your muse is back!

  9. Geo Sans Says:

    bird watchers
    walking with my daughter
    correcting false bee sightings

  10. Dan Hoger Says:

    I just love the flow.

  11. Clarissa Says:

    It’s a beautiful poem!

  12. skykinwrite Says:

    This is a fun poem. I very much like your easy rhyming, not always end stopped.

  13. Rise above Says:

    Strangely enough, your last name is “Bird”….so, I found the ending interesting.

    “frenzied drunk,
    Duck.” ?

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