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The Tale Weaver

Updated on April 28, 2017
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Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by: RutgerSpanns
by: RutgerSpanns | Source

My #27 for National Poetry Month

sometimes i spot her,

birds, clustered in feed's hot pursuit,

peck abandoned seed near tired feet

they know

her taste for sour mash

licked on the sly

from old bottles left behind

at the night door,

her need for a smoke.

nicotine fingers stroke

feathers she has collected

over years.

she weaves them into nests, chanting

to her birds in the old tongue.

she is the keeper of their beginnings

and the scribe of their endings.

her fingers move unconsciously.

© 2017 Audrey Howitt


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    • Kristen Howe profile image

      Kristen Howe 8 weeks ago from Northeast Ohio

      Great poem Audrey. Very artistic and visual with so little words. Well done and lovely photo.

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      Audrey Howitt 8 weeks ago from California

      Thank you Kristen!

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      Audrey Hunt 8 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

      Your imagery is captivating. I love this poem!

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      John Hansen 8 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

      I love the imagery in this poem, Audrey. Beautiful work.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 8 weeks ago from Southern Illinois

      This tale has more than one layer. Very interesting!

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      FlourishAnyway 8 weeks ago from USA

      The imagery you project is vivid.

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      Mary Wickison 8 weeks ago from Brazil

      I can almost see her doing this. She finds pleasure in such simple things.

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      Mark Tulin 8 weeks ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Cool image of a cigarette smoker bird feeder.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 8 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      Interesting poem with great imagery.

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      manatita44 8 weeks ago from london

      Another vivid and exquisite piece. A Beauty!

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      Lori Colbo 8 weeks ago from Pacific Northwest

      I could hear, feel, see your graphic descriptions. Very enoyable.

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      Kei de Juan 8 weeks ago from Iloilo City

      lovely poem, Audrey

      Short but full of meaning

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      Devika Primić 8 weeks ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautiful Tale weaver, and with so few lines you created a thoughtful poem.

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      mckbirdbks 8 weeks ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Audrey - you are an extraordinary wordsmith

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      Nithya Venkat 6 weeks ago from Dubai

      A wonderful tale, nicely done.

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