Thursday, 21 February 2013

february awakening

in the burr of dawn,
(a layered synth track settling underneath)
birds send tweets
ice is scratched from screens
a car door segue-slams
to a trundling wheelie bin
heading streetwise

engines scuttle in the avenue
a streetlamp flickers and floats
an energy saving bleary blue sky
switches on
dinosaur footsteps
crashing overhead
(why do children rush to start the day?)
and before you know it
the song of the
yellowhammer is revealed
as "little-bit-of-bread-and-no-cheese."





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15 comments:

  1. I love the description of the yellowhammer song :)

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  2. The street lamp flickers and floats, great picture, i could see the wheelie bin too, excellent

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  3. I would LOVE to hear a bird sing that! My grandma once had a budgie who said all manner of things: "Good morning! Breakfast!" "Toast!" "Dont be nervous". Clear as a bell. I love your February morning.

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  4. I would love to wake up and listen to the bird song ~ I can see this clearly ~ Good one ~

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  5. The song of the yellowhammer ... I would love to listen to it !!!

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  6. I love the 'dinosaur footsteps
    crashing overhead
    (why do children rush to start the day?)'!
    I am always wondering that when I am not ready to wake up! Lovely writing David. :-)

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  7. Amidst all the other sounds and sights of the day, the song of the yellowhammer would be a welcome treat. I enjoyed this!

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  8. smiles...set up very nicely in the opening...the dinosaur footprints...they work well...and this is the course of life as well...we rush as we are young only to gain wisdom later in life...

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  9. You paint a rich and ornate picture.

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  10. In the burr of dawn... I love that line. I like how you put your words together...
    an energy saving bleary blue sky
    switches on
    dinosaur footsteps
    crashing overhead

    Well done!

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  11. Lovely descriptive piece, and thank you for the audio. We dont have those birds here.

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  12. I imagined lying in the warm blankets absorbing the sounds of an awakening world. You created the scene with such detail, it was a breeze.

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  13. I loved the contrast -- the cacophany of birds and the cacophany of city humans -- which leaves me to enjoy both and see both of their insanity and beauty. I'm not left idealizing or judging but instead, feeling.

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