Shawn L. Bird

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poem-entranced May 16, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 11:29 am
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The swish of skirt swirling

in desert winds, beneath stars

that breathe her name,

captures your ear, and

urges you to hear murmurs

from heaven.



(Reading Jerry Spinelli’s Stargirl in class)


poem- tonight April 24, 2014

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:25 am
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walking to the mailbox

I am stalked by mist

The lights blink through

the neighbours trees:

stars above,

down town below.

It’s so black between the lamps,

I expect deep quiet,

beneath the rustle of new leaves,

but the highway hums in the distance.

Trucks travel with an insistent drone

that climbs the hill to my house,

and silence suffers

in the hustle of their incessant transitions.




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