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Bird Fall
by Regis Auffray

Friday, May 20, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Birds are often symbolic of much...


Bird Fall


My lovely birds
fell
from the sky
or perhaps paradise

They were flying fine
for quite some time
about the sky
and in my soul


Pretty birds
I watched them

Blue feathers
pink
red
yellow
green

Iridescent rainbows of colour

But they
fell
plummeted
dropped
from a cloudless seemingly sinless sky

I look at them
on the callous concrete
and asphalt street
where they lie

Their blood-spattered feathers
stick to the oil-smeared surface
in the steely city sun of summer

I don't know why they fell

Their eyes
less life
tell me
nothing


© Copyright 2011 Regis Auffray

 

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Reviewed by lois christensen 8/16/2014
Remarkable write,
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 6/14/2012
Such beautiful birds with colorful feathers fall to a cold hard place! Everything was fine and then.......bam! This reminds me of some occurences in life. You looked for answers in their lifeless eyes...........I get the visual!

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Katharine Sparrow 7/13/2011
Your contrast from the beginning descriptions to that ending stanza is striking. How very sad!
Reviewed by Lena Kovadlo 6/18/2011
Nice poem Regis. I really enjoyed it. Certainly plenty of emotion. You create a painting with your words. Seems to be one of your best.
Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 6/12/2011
One of your best, read and enjoyed many times.
Amour et paix,
Mahdi
Reviewed by Axilea MU 5/28/2011
A very sad vision, whether real or imagined. Your words make it easy to imagine all those colorful feathers, full of life and then the dark surface of the road where they lie, dead. Thank you for sharing, Regis.



Axilea
Reviewed by Andy Turner 5/28/2011
Quite some allegory!
Hope you're tip top.
Spring and winter come to everything in creation.
Reviewed by Amor Sabor 5/26/2011
Excellent imagery in this sad but soulful, heart-rendering piece.
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 5/25/2011
Dear Regis,

I assume you are referring to the thousands of birds dropping from the skies in the midwest--look to our own scientists messing around with nature--because they can. If you did mean that it was a lovely eulogy to them.

Micki
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 5/25/2011
nature's many mysteries at work...
be well, poet,
carolyn
Reviewed by Alexandra Midnight 5/25/2011
This is such a great lament to the end of life and beauty. I often question why things like this happen and what was done to cause such destruction and death. Sadly many of my answers come in the form of human actions. Nicely done.
AM
Reviewed by Chip Bergeron 5/24/2011
It sounds as if you are goin ghtough a rough patch.

Chip Bergeron
Reviewed by Jeffenise Robertson 5/24/2011
Absolutely love this.
Reviewed by Jon Willey 5/24/2011
Regis, a metaphor expressing our grief and dismay for the loss of those beautiful things in life we hold so dear. "Their eyes less life tell me nothing" captures the mystery of their passing. I bid you love and peace my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Kenny Baez 5/22/2011
Life's snake waits in a tree opens its gob and one more bird is history. I'm sure they fall to rise again in paradise, Regis!
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 5/22/2011
Birds are like a picture by themselves. Great write Regis.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 5/22/2011
Regis, I'm late in getting here...and what an endearing write!
This is one that touches my heart, and I love that it is a bit offbeat, so original and wonderfully lyrical.
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 5/22/2011
Extremely different from anything you've been writing lately, Regis. For me, there's a sense of someone letting you down, as if that person were not who you originally thought him/her to be. Striking imagery in this poem. Love and Hugs,
Sheila
Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo 5/22/2011
One could read this literally and find it sad and well-written, but I read it metaphorically and find it touching and emotional; like our dreams falling from the sky, plummeting to earth to spatter on the streets...I suppose it is up to us to catch them then. Beautifull written, Regis. Love and hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by Morgan Merriweather 5/21/2011
saw a beautiful cardinal recently!

an exotic bird(s) out of this world. Thought provoking write. ~ Morgan
Reviewed by TONY NERONE 5/21/2011
I see a lot of dead birds lying in the drainage wash. I wonder if someone is trying to destroy wild life. Very good writing, Regis.
Peace
Tony
Reviewed by George Carroll 5/21/2011
And yet the Lord knows every sparrow that falls as well as what lies in our souls. Splendid poetry full of empathy.
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 5/21/2011
So sad, and yet so beautiful! Your phrasing is lovely!Stunning picture too! Enjoyed.....

Hugs,
Anna
Reviewed by Poetry Deborah 5/21/2011
Very colourful, Regis...sadness...My fav line is "I look at them on the callous concrete..." Well done, applause...lol
Reviewed by jude forese 5/21/2011
a peculiar occurrence i've heard happening before ..your vivid description is both beautiful as well as cadaverous ...
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/21/2011
Very well written sweet man...sighhh....stay safe and well always...Hugsss,much love too you...
Reviewed by neerja gandhi 5/20/2011
aww..this is sad :( birds fall, hope too in a way...nice write though ! :) good wishes
Reviewed by George MacLean Akurunwa 5/20/2011
Powerful capture, thanks.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 5/20/2011
Watering eyes...hanky please!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 5/20/2011
Isn't it tomorrow that the Mayan Calendar ends???? Appropriate poem on this supposed eve of destruction. Sad, interesting and intriguing.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by John Flanagan 5/20/2011
...and we lose again what's precious and real;
beautifully expressed, Regis, with dignity and control.

John
Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 5/20/2011
you've plummeted my emotions right along with these birds upon reading, so much power in words, such mysteries are often the greatest teachers, reminding us there is so much we do not know.
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 5/20/2011
Thank you for this, Regis. We are diminished by the silence
of even one bird. -gene.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 5/20/2011
Sad. Great write. Liz
Reviewed by D Johnson 5/20/2011
I tried posting my review earlier but the computer gods and goddettes were out to get me. I love the poem, well done, and the pic fits nicely to.

Cheers,
Dan
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 5/20/2011
Different for you, Reg, with a sad note...still a readable read like all you ever write...e
Reviewed by E T Waldron 5/20/2011
Such lovely poetry Reg,even though sad. A few months ago our paper showed birds that fell from the skies without reason. Some call it a sign of the times. Whatever,it is enough to make one shiver with wonder...
Reviewed by Leland Waldrip 5/20/2011
Beautiful poem, Reg. FOr the reason, check for violent weather in the atmosphere prior to the fall.
Best regards,
Leland
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 5/20/2011
But your soul will continue to ask the question. Patrick
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 5/20/2011
VERY SAD............ Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 5/20/2011
The sadness of the poem is suppressed by the beauty with which its verses are articulated. Great work,my friend, Regis.
Reviewed by Laura Fall 5/20/2011
A fascinating write indeed Laura
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 5/20/2011
They poison pigeons, don't they? I think you are referring to birds seeing their own image in high rise glass and, seeing an enemy, attack with deadly consequences when they break their necks.

Tragic.

Ron
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 5/20/2011
tremendous poetry regis, hauntingly beautiful with just the right macabre, poetic twist....
Reviewed by Lonnie Hicks 5/20/2011
very very nice regis magestic, melancoly, a lament.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 5/20/2011
Mass suicide?
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