Monday, June 18, 2018

Maison D'oiseau

Here is the house with rivers for walls.
Mine is the body with voices for skin.
In your eyes, setting suns and cycling stars.

Mine is the port with a shore made of wind.
Docks are easy, moorings leaden;
morning birds fill every tree. 
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for quadrille #59--cycle

17 comments:

Dwight L. Roth said...

Love the idea of our body with rivers for walls!
Dwight

V J Knutson said...

Lovely!

Toni Spencer said...

I love those morning birds. They were singing full tilt this morning. Beautiful.

Kathy Reed said...

Morning birds..cycling stars!

said...

"Mine is the port with a shore made of wind." That is gorgeous, given the birdhouse setting.

Sioux Roslawski said...

The pairings of "cycling stars" and "moorings leaden" got me.

a said...

French dreamy.

willow_switches said...

I like how you've taken this, in 44 words and made it just a sheer pleasure to dream and take flight in .... how simply delicious.

Kim Russell said...

Your Quadrille is a beautiful mantra, Shay, to learn by heart.

annell said...

On the mesa, where I live, there aren't too many birds, but I cherish each one. Recently I went to Namba, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, and birds filled the trees that morning, a symphony! As in your write.

hedgewitch said...

"Docks are easy, moorings leaden;..." so many images here in such a short piece, and the form gives it a haunting resonance. Just gorgeous, Shay.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Beautiful, Shay!

Sherry Marr said...

This poem is an amazement of the most wonderful words and images. You knocked it out of the park, as you tend to do.

Frank Hubeny said...

Nice sound and nice line: "Mine is the port with a shore made of wind"

kaykuala said...

morning birds
fill every tree

Musical chirping makes it more interesting and worthwhile!

Hank

Vivian Zems said...

Voices for skin..... I’m going to thinking of this for a long time. A sublime write!

brudberg said...

Alas the mooring is so much easier... so many great phrases here...