Shawn L. Bird

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poem- bloom May 3, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:24 pm
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There is a certain futility

in buds blooming in a vase,

but undeniable beauty

bursting open without hope

of bearing fruit.


poem-bouquet March 3, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:24 pm
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Bright blooms

suggest spring:

carefree days,


Bright blooms

celebrate spring:



Summer soon.


poem-because January 17, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:14 am
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I’m fond of flowers

bought because

today is worth celebrating;

they are lovely,

and you are captivating.

Unexpected joy does

blossom for hours.



poem-bring spring November 10, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:02 pm
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First snow

falls outside,

but I focus on spring

blooming on my ottoman

stems set in Aalto’s iconic vase,

a miniature Finnish lake,

and knit.



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This is an Iittala vase designed by Alvar Aalto in 1936 and made at the Iittala glassworks factory in Karhula, Finland.  Once upon a time, I lived in Karhula. (I learned to knit there, actually).


poem-new March 1, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:56 am
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The birds return

set sights on sites and sing

in fervor with that mating thing

You take to the road

push pedals for a hundred k

while I wait for petals,

seek something to say

and all of these are just the way

we mark each new spring.

Me.  You.  New.




POETS! You are cordially invited to contribute an original poem or link to Today’s exploration- POEMS OF PLACE.  Please feel free to comment instead, about your environment and how it contributes to your writing.


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