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2020 American Place Bird Song Poems

Food Fight

Life’s hard enough
On a wintering Eagle
A war to fight for
Every meal
But when this girl
Gets determined
A brutish male makes
No successful appeal

Stands her frosty
Ground again and again
Until one talon slips in-
to the chest
Of her challenger…
Razor requisite
To back away
Assessing mortal
Potential of this
Violent affair

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2020 Albuquerque American Place Bird Song Garden Psalms New Mexico Poems

Bird Bath

Mr. Robins
Takes a bath
He’s not concerned with math
Except perhaps
To count their eggs
Or later how many mouths they’ve fed
But today he’s just getting clean
A deep splash
And shake
Sending water splattering
He takes this
“Bird bath”
Seriously
He pays no mind to you and me.

Not until the dog comes out
Does Mr. Robins
Give a shout
No, now that he
Is clean all through
Fly to the nest’s
Alls left to do.

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2020 Bird Song Garden Psalms Poems

Let the critics complain

Nothing
Nothing
Nothing new

These birds
songs
These
Poets

This attempt
At some-
thing true

Doesn’t mean
I’ll stop it

Doesn’t mean
You cared

These birds
And this poet

You’ve rarely
Even heard

But, the song
the song
the song carries on

Even when you
Don’t listen

(In your mind)
You
Sing
Along

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2020 Bird Song Garden Psalms Poems Shapes

Seeds in captivity

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2020 Bird Song Garden Psalms Poems

Angry birds (The Easter Chicken)

I’m not sure
How these rabbits
Crept in

Off with all
The eggs that
We’ve been makin’

Double time
Before
Easter Day

If in time
We are
To lay

And as
for that
Primordial question

There is
no doubt
It was the chicken

—she works hard everyday
to make that egg
that you just ate

Now to
these rabbits
On Easter Day

Now to the pot
Let stew
Be made

As for us
Chickens
We are happy to stay

Out in
The yard
To continue to lay

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2020 Bird Song Garden Psalms Poems

More songs, No words

Words
Words
The power of words

If birds
Had words
Would their songs be more convincing?

Or would Love be lost
Too much meaning
The cost

Leaving one
Daft and
Confusing?

No, better
The bird
With more songs and no words

Just as rich
And prolific
Through the ages

What creations
Will we bring
When we’re left just to sing…

The poet
These words
These pages.

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2020 Bird Song Garden Psalms Poems

Mr. Robins

Robin with
Your orange
Chest
You seem more
Than a bit
Overdressed for
Breakfast at
The Garden Club

As your mate
Waits on
The gate
You search
For a morsel
More. And
You share
What’s there
With your
Girl.

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2020 Bird Song Garden Psalms Poems

Bird Cry

If I had a faster tweet
If I were more than this meat
If I could fly through the streets
If I could provide for thee?

Would you be up for it?

“I do not know
Where would we go?”

“To my nest
May we rest
— Together”

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2020 Bird Song Garden Psalms Poems

Bird Song Third

Bird song
Gives me
Structure

Rhythm
A call
To hear

Perfect
Numeric
Sequence

Catching
The Po-
ets ear

Please hear
Please hear
Please hear me

Your At-
tention is
Required

Hear ye
Hear ye! Hear
Our songs

To Aw
-aken Your
Desires

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2020 Albuquerque American Place Bird Song Garden Psalms New Mexico Poems

Spring bird song

“We want to be
More than the tree.
A melody
For you

We sing and sing
Always hoping
Your Love to ring
As true…

Please, please sing back!
Tell where you’re at —
Let our song
Be for two.”