… my blackbird …

Cutting grass – a blackbird sings just for me – I delight in its delight of fresh delicacies.

My black friend

My black friend

Under slow-sailing clouds in shades of white, concluding my war-path on dandelions, and having put up my hammock, I sit and watch first apple blossoms and my black friend, hopping closer and closer in its ritual dance – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 –  pause – picking up a worm – 1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – within a meter – we look at each other.

Blackbirds are enduring friends in my garden, notwithstanding the occasional mishaps:

https://courseofmirrors.wordpress.com/2011/07/03/major-drama-in-my-garden-all-my-fault/

https://courseofmirrors.wordpress.com/2011/07/22/update-on-the-drama-in-my-garden/

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15 responses to “… my blackbird …

  1. I love that shot, worm and all!! I too am currently watching my apple blossom bloom, all be it from a garden bench!

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  2. Ah, where begins rhythm and meter and dance. Loved those prior pieces, too, which I had not read before.

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    • Since my encounter the other year I’ve grown very fond of blackbirds. Their sweet song, their rhythmic dance on the lawn to attract worms, their friendliness and intelligence … magical creatures.

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  3. Ah yes, the liquid song and the hole reality – The Blackbird

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  4. Of course that should have read “A hole in reality” which is what they always seem like to me, an absence of light they are so dark.

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  5. Ah! This is beautiful. What would life be if we could not converse with the birds and animals. Blackbirds are particularly honest and simply go about their day, I like that.
    Enjoy the sunshine.B

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  6. I love blackbirds too, such wondrous souls in the garden…! 🙂

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  7. Kev

    I love blackbirds, don’t know why, I just do.

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