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Of Moonshine & Birds

Photographs and Poetry by Penny Wilkes

Photo Courtesy: Penny Wilkes
NIGHT PLAY
 
While darkness accumulates,
she sheds expectations 
like chameleon lace.
 
A waterwheel of wings
rattles her window;
the pane rises
in the Moonhawk’s beak.
 
She slips inside his coat
feathered by scent of cloves,
moves behind his eyes.

They fly beyond 
an eyelash of moon
until dawn’s pulse
sends a bead of  honey
to her lips.
 
She returns
hungry for words.
Photo Courtesy: Penny Wilkes
 
High Noon
 
House sparrows belly up to the seed bells,
hustle places in their maple branch saloon. 
 
Peter the blue jay enters 
with a flap of swinging doors.
 
Sparrows spiral the branches
to fetch his rejects. 
 
The neighbour’s cat ambles by,
hint of holsters on its haunches. 
 
Posse of crows circles in the distance,
while mourning doves scurry 
and share their own petticoat politics.
 
Across the yard a white egret
surveys the pepper tree. 
Photo Courtesy: Penny Wilkes

Penny Wilkes,  served as a science editor, travel and nature writer and columnist. An award-winning writer and poet, she has published a collection of short stories, Seven Smooth Stones. Her published poetry collections include: Whispers from the Land, In Spite of War, and Flying Lessons. Her Blog on The Write Life features life skills, creativity, and writing:  http://penjaminswriteway.blogspot.com/ . Her photoblog is @: http://feathersandfigments.blogspot.com/

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