Monday, May 21, 2012

Western Bird


Just outside the Evergreens
And I heard
The Western Bird
The one before the showdowns
I’m prepared to meet this Friday
Fully knowing
I’ve burnt two pieces of expensive toast
The Western Bird
Calls twice
For silence
And my shoes are wet.


Here is a little something I messed with a few weeks ago. I can't do much else with it.

16 comments:

  1. What does the Western Bird represent in this poem, if I may ask? A Phoenix?

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    1. I don't really know. You know in Western movies right before a showdown there is that music that I can really describe:
      doodadoodaloo Wah-wah-wah
      hahahaha! I hope that makes sense. But sometimes there is this bird that calls? Do you hear it in your head? I heard that a few days ago and thought about this.

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    2. I like your musical description. :) I also like the poem. I think I can see the scene.

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    3. hahahaha! Glad you could see it from my odd description!

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  2. i like it...its got a beatnik vibe to it i think...its a cool read
    smile
    brian

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  3. It's usually a hawk that makes a noise like that in the westerns. Something a little like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOssE0xXI9k.

    I know this adds nothing to the poem, but I thought you might want to know.

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    1. Glad you found the sound, but can you imagine what that would sound like in the poem.

      Just outside the evergreens
      And I heard
      A hawk.

      Now if you could find a sound to go with that it would be sound of a record player coming to a screeching halt.

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    2. Wow, you're quite a wordsmith, Heather.

      I see from your profile that you're in Oregon. My grandmother lived in Springfield, and I spent every summer there growing up, swimming in the Willamette River. A beautiful place.

      go well, zilch

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    3. @zilch: Thank you for your kind words. And that's a neat story. It really is a small world.

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    4. It is indeed a small world. May I ask- why do you call yourself "BerlinerinPoet" here? Berlin is a very interesting place.

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    5. Heh...it's actually a name I'm considering changing because it seems so youthful now.
      I've been to Berlin twice and LOVED it. I also studied a lot of German history and almost minored in the language when I was in college.

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  4. Yes, living in a German-speaking country is very interesting for a language freak such as myself. After a while, you can look at German as being a distorted version of English- or vice versa. This is especially easy if you look at Middle German and Middle English. If you want, check out this video: this is me performing the first verse of a Middle English poem, The Owl and the Nightingale- it sounds a lot like Middle German.

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    1. I will have to look it up sometime when I'm at a computer without sound. It puts me at a great disadvantage when people send me video clips. *sigh*

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