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The Tale Weaver

Audrey is a poet, classical singer and voice teacher, recovering attorney and licensed psychotherapist.

by: RutgerSpanns

by: RutgerSpanns

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


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 United States 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 Palm Springs, 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 Gondwana Land 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.

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