Stug Jordan

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Bird Fraught

Poem by Stug Jordan

Bird fraught with anger,
Sailing fury through skies -
The sway of provocative treetops,

Unbalanced by washed wind,
Pushed by that mouth of sea
That chews the land on all sides.

Gesturing in mid-air,
Flick of a hurried wing
Blatantly harrowing hillsides.

The little body swims air
Like a god, pressing stars,
Burying its head in the storm.

Comments about Bird Fraught by Stug Jordan

  • Original Unknown Girl (3/30/2007 9:22:00 AM)

    Stug, is this a little brother piece for my In flight? Like how you described this, great imagery, especially like the last stanza. My snowy owl has something similar, sometimes birds have a fish-like quality to them... Great piece. HG: -) xx(Report)Reply

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  • Chuck Audette (3/22/2007 11:14:00 AM)

    Not sure what 'Bire Fraught' means... but loved the line about 'that mouth of sea
    that chews the land on all sides.' Can just picture a rugged little bay to go with that. -chuck(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 4, 2011

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