Shawn L. Bird

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poem-orb October 9, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:44 pm
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A  huge silver orb is

suspended in the mist

and glistens on the lake.

 

it was all hazy, and the sun was a huge silver orb hanging in mist. I should start carrying my camera again.

 

poem- gold drops September 25, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:19 pm
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A golden leaf

spins toward blackness,

buffeted by traffic,

drifting your way

then my way

above

the high way.

 

poem- drop August 14, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:52 pm
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The dogs collapse

in hot heaps.

Summer’s simmering

settles into evening

breeze, but

the sun drops

ever earlier,

and autumn calls.

 

poem- heart on the wind November 17, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 8:37 pm
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A leaf on the drive way

A large golden heart

No trees nearby match its shape

It is a

a love letter

from the wind.

 

poem- frost rose November 4, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 4:44 pm
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On the frost bitten air

Comes the sweet scent

of summer roses.

 

poem- leaping October 22, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:38 am
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Little symbols of death

endings

passing of time

gold and scarlet

carcasses

of summer

raked into a pyre

that grows

and grows.

But the voice of death calls

to the child in all

to live with leaping joy

and laughter

mocking loss.

Rolling in the death of summer

welcoming what comes

next.

 

poem-autumn seduction October 15, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:10 pm
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While water washes shore

on a moon misted morning,

summer surrenders

to golden kisses

and scarlet sighs.

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(I am finding my commute above Shuswap Lake  to be very inspiring!  At some point I will have to stop to take some photos for you.  It is positively GLORIOUS!  In the meantime, this photo in words will have to do).

 

poem- farewell rose October 9, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:58 pm
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The leaves grow brown and fall

but between petals drenched with rain

blossoms still  smell of summer sweetness.

 

haiku- autumn October 4, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:16 pm
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One cold night

And suddenly the world is dappled

With gold and red

 

poem- October October 2, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 5:28 am
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Some years,

September exits in a swish of scarlet, and

October dawns dappled in gold.

But this year,

October is opulent in shimmering emerald velvet.

Forests hold back their  adornment.

The morning whispers on wisps of fog beyond

“I will wait.”

All around the lake, summer aches for more time,

grips tight to verdant hues,

and as October embraces green

its ochre arms

bide

the firey glory

of autumn.

 

 
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