Shawn L. Bird

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seeds of longing May 26, 2013

your breath

drifts across my nostrils

soft as dandelion dreams,

floats past my ears

whispering mystic riddles,

touches my lips

with promised kisses,

lingers like laughter

o’er our tomorrow.



Pondering workshop advice from Garry Gottfriedson at Word on the Lake.  “Love poems should use soft sounds,” and “never mention the word love…”


let go, let in December 6, 2012

Filed under: Pondering — Shawn L. Bird @ 10:01 pm
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 “Notice if you are holding your breath after inhaling, and if so, what are you afraid of letting go. Or are you holding it after exhaling, and what are you afraid of letting in.”

― Shilpi Somaya Gowda, Secret Daughter


inspire haiku May 15, 2012

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:05 am
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Inspire means ‘on breath.’

Let your words be in your breath.

Breathe inspiration.


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