Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.
My #27 for National Poetry Month
sometimes i spot her,
birds, clustered in feed's hot pursuit,
peck abandoned seed near tired feet
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
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
Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on July 04, 2018:
You are definitely a wordsmith and have woven quite a tale in a few descriptive words. Nicely done!
Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 09, 2017:
A wonderful tale, nicely done.
mckbirdbks from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas on April 30, 2017:
Hi Audrey - you are an extraordinary wordsmith
Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 30, 2017:
Beautiful Tale weaver, and with so few lines you created a thoughtful poem.
Kei de Juan from Iloilo City on April 29, 2017:
lovely poem, Audrey
Short but full of meaning
Lori Colbo from Pacific Northwest on April 29, 2017:
I could hear, feel, see your graphic descriptions. Very enoyable.
manatita44 from london on April 29, 2017:
Another vivid and exquisite piece. A Beauty!
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on April 29, 2017:
Interesting poem with great imagery.
Mark Tulin from Ventura, California on April 29, 2017:
Cool image of a cigarette smoker bird feeder.
Mary Wickison from Brazil on April 29, 2017:
I can almost see her doing this. She finds pleasure in such simple things.
FlourishAnyway from USA on April 29, 2017:
The imagery you project is vivid.
Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on April 28, 2017:
This tale has more than one layer. Very interesting!
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 28, 2017:
I love the imagery in this poem, Audrey. Beautiful work.
Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on April 28, 2017:
Your imagery is captivating. I love this poem!
Audrey Howitt (author) from California on April 28, 2017:
Thank you Kristen!
Kristen Howe from Northeast Ohio on April 28, 2017:
Great poem Audrey. Very artistic and visual with so little words. Well done and lovely photo.