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Tuesday, January 6, 2015


If I could raise
my song high in the sky
my song would be for love:

But alas, my song
has too heavy notes
too full of all my woes.

    Do you like to listen to the bird songs?  Can you write a poem today about songs or singing?  Or perhaps you'd like to write about a bird you know.  David Elliott has a lovely picture book filled with poems about birds.  On the Wing is illustrated by Becca Stadtlander, published by Candlewick Press.  There is a video here of several of the poems.


  1. What could make the bird's songs more lightweight? How about hope? I'd love to see the cardinal's songs rise, even amid woes. How about a happy ending? After all, cardinals sing, "Pretty-pretty." Would you consider it? Pretty please?

    1. Great thought, Linda.
      See, this poem deserves more stanzas. I'll work on it.