Symphony in the Sky


To the 4:00 a.m. song bird 

I hear you in the melody of a dream

Your music is an alarm bell

Waking the night,

Shooing the dark 

To the 8:00 a.m. blue-head Grackle

Young mouths await in the nest

You frantically dash from tree to tree, shrieking away any signs of danger

To the 11:00 a.m. Mourning Doves 

You dance together on decayed tree limbs, oblivious to the world below

You are coy whilst displaying your affection

Your song is melodic and soothing

To the 3:00 p.m. Cardinal

Your red feathers illuminate in the late afternoon sun

You sing to your lady,

She hears you

She sings back to you a song of admiration

To the 6:00 p.m. party of Canada Geese, 

Fly strong in your V formation

Circle the sky, 

Dance on the rippling lake.          

It is now dusk and the symphony of songbirds was the music of the sky

I was the audience

I felt elated

The sky is now silent.

The glow of the full moon sets the stage for tomorrow’s performance.

© aim 2021 (updated from 2012)

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