Who can count the stars in the sky,
or every type of bird that flies,
struts, or swims
on rivers blue-jay-bright, or soars
the night on vast raven wings?
Can you count all these things—
pinprick lights, feathered strings
connected songs, they, we sing.
A quadrille for yesterday’s dVerse prompt—the word was type. I will be back later to host today’s Tuesday Poetics on dVerse!
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Thank you so much!
Great! Let’s have joy with and within nature. It’s free and we are originary part of it. Thanks for sharing, Merril! Have a good week! xx Michael
Thank you so much, Michael!
I hope you have a great week, too!
Quadrilliffic, M! Thanks.
Thank you, Ron.!
Singing with the birds is much better than counting them!
Thank you–although crows. . .😊
You’re welcome, Merril. Yeah, crows are so good at carrying a tune.
Spectacular! (One of my favorites.) I could never count all the birds but I love hearing them sing.
Thank you so much! 💙
I love hearing the birds sing, too.
Nice one Merril
Thank you, Gillena. 💙
Beautiful flow to this Merril..
Thank you, Ain.
Lovely reminder to enjoy birds sing! 💙
Very good and the painting is beautiful.
Beautiful poem. I agree. I think we have to stop counting and take it all in.
Thank you so much! Yes, I agree.
Goodness, I LOVE this. Reminds me of “Where the Crawdads Sing,” and the complete joy I get when I immerse myself in nature. Just beautiful.
Thank you so much, De! 💙
So lovely! Makes me think of how much I enjoy seeing and hearing birds when I go on my walks or just hanging out on my back porch. Sometimes I do count, but for fun 😉
Thank you so much, Marie! 😊
Mindfulness in all its’ beauty! Love this Merril!
Thank you very much, Carol! 😊
May it always be so. (K)
I love the lyricism of this, Merril, which reminds me of a quote from Blake’s Book of Thel “Can Wisdom Be Put In A Silver Rod/Or Love In A Golden Bowl?”
Thank you so much, Ingrid.
And to remind you even obliquely of Blake–what a compliment!
To get to this from ‘type’ is wonderful – if you hadn’t already conceived it
they, we, and this poem sings too!
Aww–that’s very kind. Thank you, David! 💙
This is absolutely wonderful! I love it, Ms Bird-Lover!
Thank you so much, Dale! 🙂
My pleasure, Merril.