Category Archives: Birds

Portrait of Taylor-2


Taylor was a 21 year old resident of Antelope Valley, California, USA who had three jobs. Firstly, she had her own photography business doing portraits and events.

She also was a pet care associate at the PetSmart in East Palmdale, California, USA.

Finally, she worked with animal actors at Birds & Animals Unlimited in Acton, California, USA. She was a kennel assistant who cleaned up after penguins, kangaroos, wolves, cats, dogs, bunnies, hours, hawks, eagles, peacocks, emos, pigs and goats. These animals acted in movies, TV commercials, news, and various videos. Her favorite animal was one of the wolves,  Cruz, who had been in the TV show Zoo.

Image Credits: Bat-Ami Gordin © 2017 all rights reserved. Credit if you use it, please.

alive on subway senryu


168th Street Subway Station NYC

alive on subway senryu

space feels close to hell
rumbling underground death-trap
did not plunge today

public platform
exacerbating delays
softening subway

speeding through tunnels
boundary between two spots
modern convenience

people feel alive
navigating city streets
defying traffic

exist on subway
surrounded by city folk
heading to their homes

routine daily nap
wake-up at destination
good use of subway

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Written for:

Poetics: New view for you

Prompt, by @cmschoenfeld, was to “have some fun and write subway poems.”

Also written for:

Prompt #127 – ALIVE

Also posted on:

Wordless Wednesday

Photo Credit: roniweiss – flicker page © All Rights Reserved

to the tens and hundred times


Metric Prefixes

to the tens and hundred times

optical-chemistry
intensified
electro-magnetic conductivity
multiplied
to the tens and hundred times

durably
super-heroically
defied
classical laws

material
conservation
pollutant
invalidation

extraordinary
transformation
several
dimensions deep

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Written for and posted on:

Posted on:

http://dversepoets.com/2012/04/12/tripping-the-cosmos/

Prompt, by @shralec, was engage in poetic conflict with the scientific world-view. I chose the nano-world view. There are mathematical connotations to the title, in that we have prefixes like micro, kilo, nano, milli etc.

Photo credit: Valerie Coskrey’s Classroom Tools and Ideas

Black Tailed Fliers


Black-tailed Flyers

Black Tailed Fliers

Black tailed fliers semi-hover, thrust, retreat,
and fly backwards. Still facing their foes,
they swiftly assault. They strike and repeat.
Black tailed fliers semi-hover, thrust, retreat,
and flap flight patterns. Each bird knows
how to sustain and support a propelling wingbeat.
Black tailed fliers semi-hover, thrust, retreat,
and fly backwards, still, facing their foes.

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Written for:

Poetics: New view for you

Prompt, by @bmiller007, was to choose a picture from the dverse page and write a poem that reflected the picture. I chose to write one in Triolet form.

Photo credit: Tracey Grumbach

melody becomes a young angel


Boredom by Kenia Cris

melody becomes a young angel

melody becomes a young angel
living in a secular world
dirty, opportunistic
soul in constant distress

majestic music, sorrowful
trembling amazingly
resting in the shady peace
of an earthly train yard

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Today’s prompt, was to write a poem inspired by the art of  Kenia Cris over at Poesia Torta,

Posted on:

the imaginary garden with real toads

The Sunday Challenge ~ Featuring Kenia Cris

private dreamliner


Pelican

private dreamliner

retinas scanning
duskish horizon

shoulders stretch
airfoils grow

angles | changes
feathery at armpit

on his back
private dreamliner

conserving momentum
physical phenomena

catapult
to lift

updrafts
to sustain

yet to this fowl
it is but fishy

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Today’s prompt, by Brian Miller was to write a poem inspired by Reena Walkling, from Missing Moments, where she shows off some amazing photographic skills, and even writes poetry.

Posted on:

Poetics – Visual-eyes-ing

Also posted on:

the imaginary garden with real toads

Open Link Monday

Image Credit: Reena Walking

Geese At River Tanka


Geese At River Tanka

children plucking grass
gathering flowers for mom
cease at sudden honks
to follow a pair of geese
waddeling riverside

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Posted and written for

One Single Impression Prompt 189: River

Photo Credit: Mine (c) 2010 all rights reserved, credit if you use it, please.

Owl In Flight


Upswept Wings

Owl In Flight

Cherry orchard sandlots,
rolling terrain of rye.

At the keel,
sternum flutters.
Contoured feathers,
streamlined flight.

Vigilant search for rations.
Scanning from the clouds.
Aerial stillness passing.
Hunger seems to last.

Movement detected.
Gliding high above.

Brief stillness in air.
Ready for the dive.
Falling on approach.

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I am posting this one for the “One Stop Poetry Challenge – the Photography of Fee Easton” .

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The Gooseberry Garden
Gooseberry Garden

Poetry Picnic Week 9 : Longing, Loss, Loosing and Failure