Shawn L. Bird

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poem- yellow May 15, 2017

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 2:35 pm
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The green gold glistens

in the spring light

waving languidly in the breeze

as if to greet friends

seen from a great distance.


poem-leprechaun March 17, 2015

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:53 am
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Giant leprechaun

on the Via Crucis of

Palantine Hill

in Rome.

An American

in a giant

green velvet hat


and jigging

for St. Pat.



Five years ago on St. Patrick’s Day we were in Rome.  We were exploring on Palantine Hill when we saw these Americans.  I took his photo and he passed me his camera to take a photo of them.  End of story.  His hat has remained in memory as an amusing incidental of the trip.


Remembrance Day song- Green Fields of France November 10, 2013

Filed under: Poetry,video — Shawn L. Bird @ 1:12 pm
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Eric Bogle wrote my two favourite Remembrance Day songs.  I always weep while I play or sing sing them.  Beautiful and poignant pieces that explore huge themes.  While we acknowledge the sacrifices of those who went away to war, we must also recognize the need to better ways to deal with conflict.  When dealing with bullies, it’d be nice if discussion would bring about resolution, but so often, they only understand a  big stick.  It is the worst thing about humanity.  The fact that people are willing to deal with those bullies, for whatever motivation, is still sadly necessary.  So, here is Eric Bogle’s “Green Fields of France.”



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