Thursday, March 23, 2017

High-Speed Bird Comments

Rating: 4.3
At full tilt, air gleamed -
and a window-struck kingfisher,
snatched up, lay on my palm
still beating faintly.

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Les Murray
COMMENTS
Kumarmani Mahakul 20 November 2019
Well execution is done on High-Speed Bird by Les Murray. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the modern poem of the poem of the day.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 20 November 2019
Lay on YOUR PALM? ! How surprising, Les, since this kind of bird is a very shy species that doesn't show much. Scientific name: Alcedo atthis, but staring back or forward into prehistory, I have my doubts, Les. On your palm either. We can never catch this bird, and absolutely not on the palm of the hands, nor yours nor mine. But this is a treat to read though. Excellently created. A pleasure to read this treat. Thank YOU for sharing, Les!
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Sylvia Frances Chan 20 November 2019
I know you from AYERS ROCK, since I had been there too. Now this poem is twice chosen as The Modern Poem Of The Day. Hurray! CONGRATULATIONS for Poem Hunter's finest choice. God's Blessings! A 10 Full Score and much much more. Best regards from The Netherlands, Sylvia Frances Chan, poetess. Perfect observation/
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Mahtab Bangalee 20 November 2019
Slowly, a tincture of whatever consciousness is infused its tremor../// greatly written
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Edward Kofi Louis 20 November 2018
High-Speed Bird! ! With the muse of life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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DIABETIC GIRAFFE 20 November 2018
THIS POEM SUK SO MUCH I ALMOST THREW MY PHONE INTO MY TOILET WHILE I WAS IN THE BATROOM, BUT MY MOM WALKED IN AND GROUNDED ME FOR USING MY PHONE IN THE BATHROOM. BTW THE POEM BELONGS WITH THE SH*T IN THAT LATRINAE
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Adrian Flett 20 November 2018
Such tight observation and vivid imagery, stanza by stanza, make this poem exciting to read. There is no rhyme or rhythm but it is filled with poets' compression.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 20 November 2018
Such a wonderful poem by Les Murray.....................
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Mahtab Bangalee 20 November 2018
ow excellent birds descriptions- Cobalt wings, shutting on beige body. Gold under-eye whiskers, beak closing in recovery /// great
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