Blackbird’s Morning Song

Blackbird's Morning Song
Blackbird’s Morning Song

Tony DeLorger

‘I am a pariah, a leader, a soothsayer and observer, and by my pen I seek to glean truths, to share the relics of my past and future while surviving the present, my challenge is to uphold the integrity of human potential without succumbing to the innate ineptitudes of self, and my hope is to inspire the beauty of life through language and poetic expression.’

Blackbird’s Morning Song

The blackbird speaks in a spirited tone
as echoes hard in the misted morn,
and few shards gather through cracking white,
grasped with ardour and praised by voice, despite.

Slumber curbed by sweet resound,
trills and arpeggio runs so artfully sung,
as in warm embrace, in nestled grace
I try to decipher his masterful tune.

His black eyes glistening his song lingering,
moist air shimmering in pervading light,
I listen to his skill inspiring,
melodies so unique, an evolving delight.

Each phrase different, each intonation replete,
as if his song is guided by perfection,
witnessed in my blurry eyed state, yet
a profound connection as I sate his dexterity.

When that blackbird flies away
my heart sinks, but the day has just begun,
his praiseworthy voice attesting sun,
as now wide-eyed, I rise to face what he, in joy, has done.

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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

13 thoughts on “Blackbird’s Morning Song

  • May 5, 2019 at 10:10 AM
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    Tony, I feel like this poem is one of my favorites of yours. Each stanza is brilliantly written with a balance between the sensory and the emotional. What really draws me in is the attention to the song as if you were singing along in your mind when you wrote. Bravo poet. Jamie

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    • May 5, 2019 at 7:13 PM
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      So pleased you enjoyed it, Jamie. Where I live we have many blackbirds and it never ceases to amaze me the intricate beauty of their original songs: mesmerising. Take care, my friend.

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  • May 5, 2019 at 12:22 PM
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    Just lovely expressing the joy of a bird’s song. I have bird choruses twittering outside my window.

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  • May 5, 2019 at 7:14 PM
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    Thanks, Rasma, yes isn’t it a joy, like a constant reminder of nature’s beauty and bounty. Take care.

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  • May 5, 2019 at 10:45 PM
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    Beautiful poem, Tony, and I love your intro. My morning song comes from Robin and starts my day with a pleasant, happy mood. Great work on this piece. Take care dear friend.

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  • May 5, 2019 at 10:47 PM
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    Glad you appreciated it, Phyllis. Those early sounds just make the day even more worthy of participation. Take care.

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  • May 6, 2019 at 9:33 AM
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    I wish I had more birds in my yard, by my dog chases them away. Lol. Anyhow this is an amazing piece of poetry. Definitely felt like you were singing along

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  • May 6, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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    Thanks, Paul, luckily here in Adelaide, South Australia we have an abundance of birdlife, from a multitude of colourful parrots, cockatoos and galahs to honeyeaters, sparrows, finches, magpies, currawong and of course blackbirds who greet each day with such magical tunes. What a great way to wake up. Take care, my friend.

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  • May 6, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    Nice work Tony. I love awaking to birdsong, and we have all those you mention as well. Lovely poetry.

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  • May 14, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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    I’m a great lover of birds and their songs. At dawn, the song of a bird living in a nearby tree awakens me. Your poem itself is a sweet song inspired by a singing bird. I enjoyed it much.

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  • May 14, 2019 at 8:07 PM
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    Pleased you enjoyed the work, Yasmin. We are so lucky to have a vast amount of different birds here in South Australia, many of which are singers. Cheers!

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