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

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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. 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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