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faerie, one wing, frowns

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faerie, one wing

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frowns at the hesitant

fluff of feathers

perched on her finger

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this creature has

two wings,

can fly

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wonders where

verdigris

and copper

wingtip

flew to ?

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stands

in a blue and green

periwinkle sea

and, earthbound,

scowls

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All my best,

Jane

 

 

Written by jane tims

June 8, 2018 at 7:00 am

flutter song

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A well-known space can be transformed in an instant.

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Every day I walk the path from our front door. Our bird feeders are right there, beside the path. Usually the opening door sends the birds scattering. They fly into the trees around our yard and twitter and chirp until I go.

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But last week, just after a new fall of snow, I had a magical experience of being in the midst of the feeding birds. And for whatever reason, they paid no attention to me at all.

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The birds, mostly chickadees and goldfinches, whistle and tweet as they feed. But the prevailing sound as I stood among them was the fluttering and whirring of wings all around me.

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We have other visitors at the feeders, mostly a couple of cat-sized grey squirrels and a family of red squirrels, the descendants of the squirrels that moved in to take advantage of the feeders when we first moved here 37 years ago. The spaces around the feeder vary, depending on whether birds or squirrels are the dominant visitors. It was fun, just for a moment, being part of all the activity!

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Copyright 2017 Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

January 27, 2017 at 10:27 pm

a pair of eagles

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When we spend time at our lake property, we often see Bald Eagles.  They nest in the large White Pines along the edge of the lake and I sometimes find their feathers near our arbour, suggesting they visit our place when we are not at home.

Today we watched a pair of them circle high in the sky, soaring effortlessly on the updrafts.  They flew in sync with one another, so coordinated in their movements, they could have been dancing.

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fragments about wind

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the trees move as though branches flow from a bottle

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this morning I found

oak leaves on the sidewalk

and a young acorn with the nut missing

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a pair of eagles soars

wings lifted on

scant molecules of air

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Copyright  Jane Tims 2012

Written by jane tims

October 5, 2012 at 7:41 am

keeping watch for dragons #4 – a dragon overhead

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Have you ever had a raven fly directly over your head?  If so, you have heard the rhythmic compression of air, too intense to have been made by feathers…

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a dragon overhead

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a raven flies over

thrashes the air

percussion of dragon wing

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© Jane Tims  2012

Written by jane tims

March 28, 2012 at 6:08 am

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