Shawn L. Bird

Original poetry, commentary, and fiction. All copyrights reserved.

poem- we turned on the Christmas lights November 22, 2020

Filed under: poem,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 6:19 pm
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The dog stares mesmerized

past the old bulbs wrapped around the blue spruce, those steady, dependable glass bulbs that have illuminated twenty Christmases,

to the lilac bushes where the new micro-bulbs change from white to colour, fade, flash, flicker, urge us to celebrate with their “Party on!” dance,

but this year, putting them out

used all the energy we have,

and there’s no irony in the number of blue bulb strings wrapped and draped around the door.


poem- Christmas Lights 2 December 12, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:10 pm
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I only have to say

Here’s a problem,

can you solve it?

And next time I turn around

You have illuminated

my world.




POEM- Christmas lights December 11, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:26 pm
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Time to hang the Christmas lights.

From the shed

lights on pine swag are excavated.

From the basement

cup rings are hunted.

From the kitchen

bulb to plug converter located.

Bore the the rings above the door

Arrange the swag in elegant balance

Screw the converter into the light socket

Ready for festive glow, plug cord into socket .



No Christmas lights tonight.


poem- Christmas lights December 18, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 7:13 pm
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My Christmas lights

are stars reflected

in a black lake

My Christmas lights

are the twinkle

in laughing eyes

My Christmas lights

are glistening in

your smile.


Monday Meme-Vancouver Lights November 25, 2013

Filed under: Monday Meme,Writing — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:13 am
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After a few weeks of hiatus, the Monday Meme is back!

This week I had the unexpected pleasure of an upgrade to a penthouse suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Vancouver.  It was stunning.  I thorough enjoyed stretching out in front of the huge picture window, and admiring the glorious view as I worked away on my writing projects.  The poem that this view inspired in me can be read in the link above. How about you?  How does this view inspire you?

Your assignment:

1. create a poem, story, or article based on this photo.

2. Post it on your blog.

3. Cut and paste the photo onto your post (leaving the Monday Meme text).

4. Put a link to your post in the comments to this post below so we can visit your blog.

I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with!  (I will leave a comment on your blog post itself, rather than posting in response to your link here).



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