The bird is an animal almost universally exalted and accepted as symbolically being associated with the soul, as a messenger of the gods, carriers of souls, and an oracle or seen to possess the spirit of loved ones whilst also being a symbol of good or evil. ….. Carl G. Jung, the psychiatrist, said that birds represented the inner spirit of a person and that birds were seen to be associated with angels, flight’s of fancy and the supernatural.
I see you perched there Mr Robin
Observing my every move
Without fail, you are always here, present
I see your bend , still watching
As I kneel to tend to the flowers that surround
My father resting place
You attentively listen as I converse with my father
As if he is was stood /sat listening to me as you do
I’d tell him of how I miss him, how I love him,
How my life’s been ,that for once I am happy,
That I have found love
I’d tell him all about Jo and how I wished he’d met her,
I’d tell how I miss his laughter, G_d do I miss his laughter
I see your head lean in sympathy at my loss
I swear if your wings were arms you would wrap them around
Another impromptu posting . I originally started this blog back in November because I have written forever and I wanted to write again, I needed to write again , not for anyone else but just to clear my head of its thoughts. I don’t have an ego although I write poetry …go figure ,What i mean is I dont write for popularity etc etc , Take me or leave me . I don’t profess to be any good, my poems are straight from the heart from me , ,all bio or semi biographical so maybe the ego does come through , but i like/hope to think they are a release more than anything.. I’m honoured people like, that’s a plus ,so thank you x
In 2009 I stop writing , for two reasons my mother was seriously ill and I took 15 months of work to nurse her, she pulled through, proving she is the strongest woman I know alive or dead and two I finally began grieving my father for the for time since in his death in 2004, it took me 5 years to get to that point.
Earlier posts have described our relationship from me being a child to me an adult , when died. I’m glad we found peace with each other and that we had at least 15 good years to rebuild our relationship, I loved him so much and miss even , more now . I forgave him for my childhood , because he couldn’t forgive himself. Anyway I also started a new relationship in 2009 with a nurse who looked after my mother , she’s the muse in most of my poems and my soul mate .
Anyway we split in Feb for stupid personal reasons,not my choice, she moved out of my house and I started writing again to keep a) Sane and b) to keep busy . Unbeknows to me the girlfriend had been reading and realised how I felt ,and as result were back together , we’ve gone back to basics to discover why we fell in love with each other again. (No doubt future poems) So the moral of the story Words will always win.
Anyway the link is Andrea Gibson , who I bow to, I could listen to her forever , anyway I love her poetry , so heres just one of them, which is appropriate for discovering a new lover …..enjoy.