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
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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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      Nithya Venkat 11 months ago from Dubai

      A wonderful tale, nicely done.

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      mckbirdbks 11 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      Hi Audrey - you are an extraordinary wordsmith

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      Devika Primić 11 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

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

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      Kei de Juan 11 months ago from Iloilo City

      lovely poem, Audrey

      Short but full of meaning

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      Lori Colbo 11 months ago from Pacific Northwest

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

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      manatita44 11 months ago from london

      Another vivid and exquisite piece. A Beauty!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 11 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Interesting poem with great imagery.

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      Mark Tulin 11 months ago from Santa Barbara, California

      Cool image of a cigarette smoker bird feeder.

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      Mary Wickison 11 months ago from Brazil

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

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      FlourishAnyway 11 months ago from USA

      The imagery you project is vivid.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 11 months ago from Southern Illinois

      This tale has more than one layer. Very interesting!

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      John Hansen 11 months ago from Queensland Australia

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

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      Audrey Hunt 11 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Your imagery is captivating. I love this poem!

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      Audrey Howitt 11 months ago from California

      Thank you Kristen!

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      Kristen Howe 11 months ago from Northeast Ohio

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