Odilon Redon, Flowers

Star-birds murmur
with ancient light-breath, and if

they drop a seed–or two—
a rustle in the quiet night
between cycles of moon-song,

it is the thing you almost-saw—but

the flowers are there at bird-dawn

magical, something like love.

There are terrible things happening in the world, but I went walking on a beautiful spring morning, and the Oracle saw that, too.

28 thoughts on “Aubade

  1. This could be any morning here too. The natural world rustles, drops a seed where it’s needed, and does what it has to do, regardless.
    I wrote my poem yesterday but didn’t get around to posting it. You’ll find yourself in the first stanza. Who says the Oracle isn’t always listening?

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