Magpie (Poems)

“All the birds that were singing
Have flown except you alone”

And in the branches,
a magpie appeared,
the third of the day.

~~~

Park wanderings
under sun drenched clouds
in azure
music flowing

“All the birds that were singing
Have flown except you alone”

in the tree tops
a solitary magpie rested
the third of the day.

~~~

“All the birds that were singing
Have flown except you alone”

And one magpie,
the third of the day,
recognised a cosmic coincidence
and appeared to an insignificant person
gifting him a significant moment.

~~~

One magpie, the third of the day
flew into a line of sight
across the park lake

“All the birds that were singing
Have flown except you alone”

And it rested there, flashing black and white
in a brokedown palace
of leaves and branches.

~~~

This actually really happened (Third magpie at that particular lyric).

The song (one of the Dead’s best):

And annotated lyrics to the song: http://artsites.ucsc.edu/GDead/agdl/brok.html

About skyraftwanderer

A person who enjoys writing short story things, poetry and other random things that come into my head.
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10 Responses to Magpie (Poems)

  1. johnlmalone says:

    I love the lyric — and I especially love the last stanza; those guys certainly came up with some great songs though I barely knew them😦

  2. poetrydiary says:

    I like the deep rhythm of this poem, brought out in the way you set it out and the repeating, slowly, evolving magpie. Lovely.

  3. Art Brûlant says:

    Thanks for the chance to browse through here. Much appreciated. The comments chez moi as well.

  4. D... says:

    This is really different, I like it. The structure gives it a special impact.

    I’m holding up a lighter for Jerry and having a bit of Cherry Garcia in his honor.

  5. Ben Naga says:

    Always a sucker for the Dead. And magpies. And being one.

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