My Little Singing Bird

Shameela Yoosuf Ali
Posted April 8, 2020 from United Kingdom

My little singing bird Wherever I go I carry it within me Or rather it sits fluttering in my being

As I sit down at my desk to dream away It takes me above the valleys of Anatolia Orange groves Strawberry fields and vineyards

Sometimes it brings me a little feather, A chestnut, or a river with songs of the olden days Other times it fetches me timeless scent of blooming Damask roses fragrance of jasmine white dreams in a creeper smell of raindrops dancing in the naked earth…

where is your singing bird I asked everyone They cackled and looked at me with concern In a ring of alarm flew away to join the rat-race

In the cherry colour horizon of a faraway desert Little singing birds unfed and famished to death

 

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Tamarack Verrall
Apr 08
Apr 08

Shameela,
I love your poem. And the painting is so very beautiful. Let's cherish our little singing birds all together. Maybe some who haven't realized they exist will find theirs and join us.

sarah_2
Apr 08
Apr 08

Shameela,
I love your poem too....
Say hi......to your lovely bird

Anita Shrestha
Apr 10
Apr 10

Great

Hello, Shameela,

You are an artist through and through! Thank you for sending positivity by sharing your painting and prose on little bird.

Chioma Nwaoha
Apr 25
Apr 25

Thank you for sharing .

Thelma obani 2020
Apr 26
Apr 26

Awwe.. poem brings smile to my face. Beautifully written

Damascus Banda
Apr 28
Apr 28

Wow what an amazing poem I felt each and every word you wrote. My singing bird

Anita Kiddu Muhanguzi

Hi Dear Shameela,
How are you doing. This is such a lovely poem that depicts the real life situation. We have been in a such a rush on a daily to make ends meet and now Covid 19 has come to slow us down so that we think of what is really important to us and our lives.
Thank you for sharing and looking forward to manty more of your posts.
Stay safe and be blessed.

Laetitia Shindano
May 06
May 06

Chère

C'est vraiment un bel hymne pour les merveilles de la nature. Ça me fait rêver malgré ce temps difficile de Covid-19.
Merci et bonne protèges toi bien avec les siens.

Laetitia

Julie Desai
May 18
May 18

Brilliantly written poem! Loved reading it