Aminat Opatola

Veteran Poet - 1,290 Points (1 july 1992 / Lagos)

A Bird - Poem by Aminat Opatola

Watching her in her sweetest fettles,
flying with wings of gentle flush over the air's freshness,
Her taper feathers catching at all things
and binding her about in tiny rings,
up, up away she goes,
twisting round
heaven with little rectrices,
swooning in the sweetness of the air and
showering in the morn bud with the day's voices,
her features held up her crown of gold
and catching the day's sunshine with joysful moves.
Flying to the branches of the dull gray woods, and out from its sunned to a sheltered nooks,
flying over sea full of waves,
there in and out of clouds in slopy styles
pluming her coverts in various bustles,
and winding her wings to the amazing brightness of the skies,
flits her tiny form around a world of liberty
and spinning to the tallest tree with greatest faith,
Her pleasant shape blesses the sight of the day,
making
her creature more gorgeous in her gaiter feathers,
picking up muds, leaves, feathers and cellulose to build up nest and provide warmth for her chicks.
O this little bird i know,
flies and plummets below in sweetly tones
so softly on mountains,
forests and shores,
her song she sings in a
din dear,
as she fled
from earth and skies, lands and kingdoms and over to the glittering rattled ladders of shale,
sensing her wings
and
the wisp of air as she
stirred by in an in inaudible drifts,
Her view i devoured as
blessing,
a pure-eyed freedom flying freely as heaven
and earth divided be,
hovering with feathered wings,
and flying away with the brighter rays,
Dropping down the clouds like an angel,
and
floating through wind
in a fiery pegasus.
Breaths the atmosphere, rest and
comfort with great merry.
O What little bird,
bestowed with such beautiful faith,
wishing to be like a bird,
in a world full of freedom,
sailing, soaring, winging, and swooping,
round and round the skies,
round and round in a sweetest glide.

Topic(s) of this poem: birds


Comments about A Bird by Aminat Opatola

  • Akhtar Jawad (6/9/2018 6:22:00 AM)

    wishing to be like a bird,
    in a world full of freedom,
    sailing, soaring, winging, and swooping,
    Beautiful lines of a nucely penned poem.
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  • Aminat Opatola (5/29/2018 1:31:00 AM)

    Thanks bri, ,
    for adding my poem to your favpoem list.. Thanks for that. And i didnt realy much re-read the poem when i uploaded it, u made me realise i made sme typo errors, i mearnt bestowed and not bestone, and to her gaiter feathers and not features... A bird that add to the beauty of the day, which makes her looks more gorgeous in her protective covering of clothed feathers and not features. Will have to go for an edit.
    Thanks bri..
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  • Hans Vr (5/28/2018 11:36:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. The bird that touches our heart. I love it. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (5/26/2018 2:26:00 PM)

    i also plan to use your poem in my upcoming (usually-monthly) showcase of PH poems, the June 2018 edition.
    my showcases are displayed in my PH list of poems, and their titles contain the month and year they are first to be viewed. Authors are always recognized by name. any questions? please ask. thanks. bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (5/26/2018 2:14:00 PM)

    (cont.) .. O What little bird,
    bestone with such beautiful faith,
    i think you 'want' the word bestowed! i don't think bestone is an English word. ;)

    bestow verb: confer or present (an honor, right, or gift) .
    example of usage: the office was bestowed on him by the chief of state welcome to PH! bri :)
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  • Bri Edwards (5/26/2018 2:04:00 PM)

    (cont.) ..though some of your English is unlike mine, i'm mindful that your 'first language' probably is not English, in which case i give you very high marks for your English and poetic skills. i 'love' birds and watching them, so that adds to my enjoyment of this poem which i now send to MyPoemList. (cont.) .. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri Edwards (5/26/2018 2:00:00 PM)

    joysful moves...or joyful? joysful is perhaps a NEW word? not bad!

    i especially like these lines [but what do you mean by gaiter features? ]:
    spinning to the tallest tree with greatest faith,
    Her pleasant shape blesses the sight of the day,
    making
    her creature more gorgeous in her gaiter features, .......(continued) ..
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  • Aminat Opatola (5/13/2018 3:41:00 AM)

    Thanks so much pals, sam, dammy, i realy appreciate your comments al the way from facebook.
    Micheal, naughty you, we'll chat more on fb.. Thanks.
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  • (5/12/2018 9:50:00 PM)

    Sailing, soaring, winging and swooping. Realy love reading this poem aminat, u did a great job in describing the way you feel about this bird.. Up up away she goes nice 1 dear. Its sam from facebook. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/12/2018 9:37:00 PM)

    Hi, poetess lewa, this poem is exceptional. I read it over and over again.
    Flying like the bird together with me (smiles) . Well made poem..i love it. Thanks it micheal from facebook.
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  • (5/12/2018 9:31:00 PM)

    Hi aminat, really enjoyed reading this poem, i like the description u made about this particular friend and wanting to be free like her up up away to the sky. You did a welldone job. Its dammy a friend from facebook. Thanks (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, May 12, 2018

Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 29, 2018


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