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Disagreeable Dissonance

Disagreeable Dissonance

A peaceful, sunny afternoon rudely disturbed
by a cacophony of cackling caws
A mockingbird duo swooped and darted
mercilessly at and around the solitary crow
as he walked, peacefully on the grass
He took flight avoiding their swift air maneuvers
They dive-bombed and climbed back up
and then drove him back to the ground
No chicks present in a nest to protect
I was as confused as he
He pecked at the grass nonchalantly 
in hope they would move on
They noisily persisted 
but the crow did not fight back
Eventually their fun turned to a lone cat
and the the patient, clever crow departed

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Bjorn is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and has prompted us
with ’Dissonance’

'If you like you can use dissonance only in a part of your poem. I think it would make it even more effective. Think about dissonance a bit like the sound of chalk on a blackboard on the first day of summer'

The Mockingbird – A Haibun

Birds fascinate me and I admire them for their strength and resilience. It’s amazing that something that doesn’t weigh much to begin with has the stamina to fly such long distances.  A migratory bird, for instance, can fly for miles and miles without stopping.

Macaws can live until they are 75 years old or more and an African Grey can actually have a conversation with you.

The gentle hoot of an Owl, the cooing of Mourning Doves  or the cacophony of Sandhill Cranes is like music to my ears, but when it comes to birdsong,  I love the beautiful sounds of the Mockingbird.  Each day one will perch atop my chimney and sing its heart out.  The different sounds he makes are so melodious you just have to stop and smile up at him.

Look at me up here
Singing from my little heart
Hope you can hear me

Copyright © 2022 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing
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Frank Tassone is hosting Haibun Monday at D’Verse Poets and
has prompted us with Birdsong.

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