The Sentinel – SunWinks! 9 November 2014: Manifesto (“conversational poetry”)

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The day will soon drown
in the dark indigo;
our tired bodies will rest in slumber.
“Shall we sleep in safety?”

I notice a bird on the roof.

“Are you perchance a guardian angel,
or just a hungry bird,
seeking a tidbit from me
before going to bed?”

My curiosity aroused,
I type ‘magpie’ into Google.

Ha, no mention, not a hint there
about my question.
Well, then, I’ll give it
my own interpretation.
I’ll invoke not only
the art of imagination
but rely on facts
based on association.

“I think you’re a true sentinel,
not just an ordinary bird.
I almost believe this to be true.
After all,
the guardian angel flies
across the sky flapping his wings –
so do you.
And the song you sing
is just like the sweet sound
of the angel’s harp.”

Copyright © 2014 Irina Dimitric

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About irinadim

Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL: http://irinadim.com
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11 Responses to The Sentinel – SunWinks! 9 November 2014: Manifesto (“conversational poetry”)

  1. A beautiful poem. Puts me in mind of Whitman’s “A Noiseless Patient Spider.” Very nice!

  2. Beautiful bird, great shot.

  3. Lucia says:

    Très beau Irina !
    Belle et agréable journée, bisous de coeur ♥

  4. Aquileana says:

    Very lovely poem… And truly well penned as always dear Irina…
    I like your twist on the sentinel affaire over here…. You gave it your own interpretation, invoking “not only imagination but facts based on association’… Therefore, the bird became a true sentinel, a true winged guardian angel…
    I like it very much my friend. I send you hugs and best wishes, Aquileana 😀

  5. pambrittain says:

    I truly love this piece, Irina.

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