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words, birds and whatever else by James Brush

Category: small stones (page 1 of 8)

These small stones are short observational micro-poem-things mostly about nature. They are the result of paying close attention to the world around and writing from those moments. Learn more about writing small stones at Writing Our Way Home.

a sulphur butterfly
rides prairie wind

late sunflowers
lean heavy
against a barbwire fence

everyone’s asleep
my footsteps in the dark house
the box fan rattles

autumn grass
sunglare scattered
in dry fields

starlings
swirl from highway signs
southbound traffic

daddy longlegs
slips across autumn sunlight
barred windows

warm september moon
a hard glow
between elm branches

fevered skin
a wolf pack stalking
over snow

drizzlegray
among rain lilies
a mockingbird

walking as slow
as greyhounds allow
I watch the sun
set behind the oaks

4.25.14 (Three Cinquains)

firewheels
bees navigate
fields of wildflowers
I stop and watch
idle

firewheels
windblown, yellow
dancing, twisting, shimmering
lunchtime passes too fast
enough

stoptime
fields in red bloom
killdeer race through the grass
and bees hover silently, slow
firewheels

This is an attempt to write cinquains in the three formats found here, but using the same or similar topics and words (firewheels, stop, enough) that I also used in today’s NaPoWriMo / PAD tritina poem “It Is Enough.”

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