interrupting
my self-criticism —
a cardinal
chirrups
for her mate

 


4 Responses

  1. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I really like this – it made me stop and think.

    marion

  2. madhurip Says:

    Can see the whole incident in my mind's eye. Brilliant!

  3. jeff hoagland Says:

    Love this

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    '
    interrupting
    my self-criticism —
    a cardinal
    chirrups
    for her mate

    —MARILYN SHOEMAKER HAZELTON
    .

    Wonderful use of juxataposition, those first two lines (I'm a Virgo) are so grounded, and then to change to birdsong, which can stun us into getting out of our own mind trap.

    Subtly brilliant!

    warmest regards,

    Alan

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