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Gayle Sweeney

(May 1955 / Massachusetts USA)

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A Blue Jay


A blue jay's feathered back holds spots of white clouds
And soft, glistening blue.
Upon its wings is painted days of sapphires
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  • Adeline Foster (6/26/2014 6:07:00 PM)

    What a lovely, happy, private moment poem. I liked the line: Upon its wings is painted days of sapphires. Read mine – Blue Bird –
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Liliana ~el (4/28/2014 6:17:00 PM)

    Beautiful, vivid, varying imagery! Wonderfully done. The incredible sights and feelings that come with an innocent, enchanting blue jay. (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Claus (4/28/2014 10:54:00 AM)

    Pretty. In spirit, it reminds me of the purpose behind a Japanese haiku - to capture a moment in time and exalt it. You've done this with your lovely poem, and I'll be reminded of your poem next time I spy a blue jay. (Report) Reply

  • Francis Lynch (4/28/2014 7:13:00 AM)

    The character needs to remove the window, or get outside, or have someone help her/him get outside. As beautiful as the bird is, it is separated from the viewer. Obviously the bird doesn't understand why, on such a lovely day, one would be inside. (Report) Reply

  • ..... W@king Up..... (4/28/2013 5:40:00 PM)

    When I read this poem it was like a little girl that wasn't me was reading it to me :) it just feels so soft in depth and texture, and so deep in meaning. Great job :) (Report) Reply

  • Besa Dede (4/30/2012 11:08:00 PM)

    Very lovely and lively poem, and very nice writing technique. I enjoyed reading it while imagining the description of the poem, right before my eyes.
    ~Besa (Report) Reply

  • Judy Ponceby (4/29/2012 12:20:00 AM)

    Your visions of the Blue Jay are very colorful and vivid against the background of the rhododendron. (Report) Reply

  • Joseph Anderson (4/21/2012 2:46:00 PM)

    A delicately, sweet look at the beauties of our nature. So deserving of being poem of the day, or
    any day. Joe (Report) Reply

  • Patti Masterman (2/1/2012 10:31:00 PM)

    I just adore Bluejays. Thank you for a wonderful tribute poem..I could just see the Jays intelligent eyes in your words..they are an amazing bird aren't they? (Report) Reply

  • Matt Mooney (12/20/2010 2:37:00 PM)

    The Blue Jay flutters through the lines of your poem.You captured the moment beautifully, if not the bird.10. (Report) Reply

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