Gogyohka sequence for morning songs

looking south and west

on the telephone wire

the kestrel’s perch

a blackbird sings

suspended above hedge and nest

oblivious to property rights

 

morning music swells

the oriole section in the poplars

thrush and blackbird centre oaks

and on the right

woodpigeon percussion

 

waking to sunlight

pale as moonlight

silver in the grass where gold waits

strung with jewelled drops

of birdsong

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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

15 thoughts on “Gogyohka sequence for morning songs”

      1. It’s the same here. There are birds that sing beautifully that I haven’t seen in other places I’ve lived. I have no idea what they are called.

  1. I particularly enjoy the line about birds’ obliviousness to property rights. I appreciate the tribute to sound and song that the poem is. It’s simply good to be reminded of a better way to understand the Earth.

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