My Blackbird Sings For Me

My Blackbird Sings For Me
My Blackbird Sings For Me

The summer heat rises
and lows invite the desert winds,
like a dry burn to the skin,
and weighted are the clouds,
as if sagging from the endless blue,
shimmering in the waves of heat.

Crystal clear the day,
and just after dawn outside my window,
my blackbird sings to greet the morn,
each phrase unique,
each note so sweetly played,
I just listen to honor him,
and he to honor me, the only one awake.

I whistle in response
to hear him mimic my clumsy song,
aware he is of my inept calling,
no doubt giggling to himself
as he sings a perfect melody,
with trills so complex and artfully performed.

Many times I have wandered out,
to find this sage of day,
but he disappears as I draw near,
as if to remain anonymous, deliberately,
and I so yearn to see him sing,
his voice a joy of perfection.

Come twilight I hear him again,
yet he is further away,
for in the morning glow he sings just for me,
and I his greatest devotee,
awaken each day as sun does greet the sky,
just to hear this beautiful voice, arise.

My blackbird speaks to me,
and I in response speak back,
his singing not my artistry, but I try,
just to let him know I listen
and enjoy his vocal renderings
that warm my summer heart.

Tony DeLorger © 2017

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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au
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Tony DeLorger

Full time author, freelance writer, poet and blogger since 1999. Twenty one published works, past winner of 'Poet of the Year' on HubPages, 'Poem of the Year' on The Creative Exiles, writer for Allpoetry.com, Google+, tonydwtf.blogspot.com.au videos on YouTube and book sales on website thoughtsforabeautifulmind.com, Amazon and digitalprintaustralia.com.au/bookstore

2 thoughts on “My Blackbird Sings For Me

  • December 19, 2017 at 1:55 AM
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    Oh how lovely to have such a dear friend to sing you awake and speak to you. I so love this verse, Tony. It is very heart warming. Beautiful piece, dear poet.

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  • December 19, 2017 at 2:20 AM
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    Thanks Phyllis, his song is amazing and he never misses a day. Cheers!

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