Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Song to Birds

A L O H A !
" Fly silly seabird

No dreams can possess you

No voices can blame you

For sun on your wings

My gentle relations

Have names they must call me

For loving the freedom

Of all flying things

My dreams with the seagulls fly

Out of reach out of cry -

I came to the city

And lived like old Crusoe

On an island of noise

In a cobblestone sea
And the beaches were concrete
And the stars paid a light bill
And the blossoms hung false
On their store window trees
My dreams with the seagulls fly
Out of reach out of cry-

Out of the city

And down to the seaside

To sun on my shoulders

And wind in my hair

But sandcastles crumble

And hunger is human

And humans are hungry

For worlds they can't share

My dreams with the seagulls fly

Out of reach out of cry -

I call to a seagull

Who dives to the waters

And catches his silver-fine

Dinner alone
Crying where are the footprints
That danced on these beaches
And the hands that cast wishes
That sunk like a stone
My dreams with the seagulls fly
Out of reach Out of cry "

Writer: Joni MITCHELL
Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, 
Joni Mitchell/Crazy Crow Music/Siquomb Music

Thanks for Winging here.
Some people oooh & ahhh over birds.
I feel that way when I see
have bere!
                                     Fondly, cloudia


Elephant's Child said...

I am one of the oohers and ahhhers at birds. And your posts.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

Visiting your blog confers insteant relaxation and joy. Thank you, Cloudia!

the walking man said...

Regale with the gulls if that is where your feet find peace.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i def love the birds and have an affinity for those that can fly...i have always wanted wings like theirs....

aloha from va

Willow said...

Beautiful Cloudia , and I love the ahhs here.
Do come by for a cart ride with me today .
Hugs Willow

Charles Gramlich said...

Very lovely thoughts here. I enjoyed these poems immensely.

Leovi said...

Beautifully captured, especially the wonderful colors of the flower!

Adam said...

nice feathered friend

Karen S. said...

You are so sweet, I truly feel the same, and these poems make me feel warm all over! Not to forget your dreamy photos too, very nice.

Myrna R. said...

I love watching the seagulls and other birds. What a beautiful post Claudia.. Thanks .

TexWisGirl said...

just love your pretty cattle egret!

Cloudia said...

What a way to start my day.
Thanks so much, each of YOU.

CLARITY- I should have made it clearer that those are Joni Mitchell's lyrics to the song of the day-

"Song to a seagull "

LOLfromPasa said...

Perfect end to my day...lovely shots and meaningful words. (Speaking of words - I'm on a roll - starting your book tonight! I just know I will love it.)

Anonymous said...

I once spoke to one of those "just hangin' out, around the grounds" birds. He didn't seem to hear, and just walked to another spot. Maybe, dear Cloudia, you should try a skydiving jump, into the clouds (ok, that's illegal,) and into the quiet of the sky! You'd love it after the parachute opens...nice and peaceful, no motor noise. DrumMajor, with 14 jumps in my youthful past.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, you two dears

Bob Bushell said...

A Cattle Egret, and quotes, very very beautiful.

Cloudia said...

Thanks, Bob!

Check out Bob's site for AWESOME bird photos:

Snaggle Tooth said...

Beautiful words to be reminded of to accompany your gorgeous bird pics. Is that an Egret?
Fantastic pics!

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Snaggle Tooth said...

n Aloha!

rupam sarma said...

Beautiful post.

Small Kucing said...

a comforting post

magiceye said...

Beautiful captures with wonderful lyrics

Namaste /\ from Mumbai

Kay said...

Wow! You really got great photos of the egret. I am terrible at getting photos of birds.