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Birdie, Birdie – A Poem

on June 9, 2022
(Baltimore Oriole)

Birdie, birdie in the tree,

Are you lonely just like me?

Rise into the morning sky

And fly, birdie, fly!

Tired of the verdant bough,

Hanging low with apples now?

Look, the yellow sun is high.

Fly, birdie, fly!

I wish I could fly like you,

Sing a song or maybe two,

Flutter softly my good-bye,

And fly, birdie, fly!

When the moon began to rise,

I would leave the darkened skies,

Fold my wings where I would lie,

And die, birdie, die.

Up to heaven I would go,

White and pure as new-made snow,

Safe beneath the father’s eye:

Fly, birdie, fly!

All the world would miss my song,

Sweet and pure and not too long,

Partly triumph, partly sigh;

Fly, birdie, fly!

1985

Dawn Pisturino

June 9, 2022

Copyright 1985-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved.


44 responses to “Birdie, Birdie – A Poem

  1. utahan15 says:

    wings of glory
    like hoagy s song and story
    avoid the two timing jay
    and meet me in zanzibar
    oh baltimore oriole
    go os!

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  2. aparna12 says:

    Wow! This is a fabulous poem! Loved it so much, dear Dawn. It’s a pleasure reading your blogs. 🌹🌹🌹🌹🥰🥰🥰😊😊😊

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  3. So beautiful Dawn… simple and yet layered and touching… I love how you compare yourself to the bird…and by the way…soon in a few more months, your orioles will take off in giant flocks and some will winter in my backyard,,,So amazing!!

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  4. Willamjack says:

    A beautiful, atmospheric poem that transport us and perfectly pick up words and awesomely crafted. I really loved reading your blog.. this is me William 😊

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Neal Saye says:

    I will think of your poem when I hear little birdie from now on, Dawn.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. balladeer says:

    I liked that! I needed that today!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Such a beautiful uplifting poem Dan as I’m watching the birds at the moment so beautiful! 💖💖

    Liked by 1 person

  8. elvira797mx says:

    So beautiful! Thank’s for share Dawn.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Nancy says:

    Such a sweet poem, Dawn. I’ve been snapping photos lately of the Orioles on my deck.

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  10. I really like this one. Great job!

    Liked by 2 people

  11. Robert J Jr. says:

    Being from Baltimore, I love these birds because to their name!

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  12. Ah, heartwarming writing, Dawn. 🙂

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  14. Eileen Clark says:

    Sweet poem and so appropriate for the month of  June. I have birds flying around my back yard throughout the day.

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  15. Nana Wathore says:

    Beautiful and meaningful poem.

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