SY Wong ...

The Lonely Bird.

There's a bird up high, above
In solitude, standing on the lamppost
While the morning is still cool
I lift up my head to watch
Majestic and confident is the bird
Like an icon, in silence stood
While the rest flocks and mingles
He is good and still stood, as if knowing all
Knowing life, knowing well
I can tell of his vigilant eyes
Observing the winds and its directions
From above..

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Form: ABC


Poet's Notes about The Poem

The bird tells a story.

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  • Akhtar Jawad (8/10/2019 10:46:00 PM)

    What else the lonely bird may be, it's the ancient nature. A thoughtful poem.

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  • Jane Campion (6/15/2019 3:35:00 AM)

    A true poetess with great observational powers.

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  • Philo YanPhilo Yan (3/11/2019 3:50:00 AM)

    Their singing especially in the morning is a welcome sound to wake up to. Lovely poem!

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    Sy Wong.(3/11/2019 8:02:00 AM)

    Thanks Philo, I like to watch the birds.

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  • Chinedu DikeChinedu Dike (5/20/2018 5:01:00 AM)

    A pleasing write-up, very philosophical in tone. Thanks for sharing Sy and do remain enriched.

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  • Rebecca NavarreRebecca Navarre (11/7/2017 11:45:00 PM)

    What An Ever So Beautiful Feel! ! ! ! ! !
    Capturing The Moment Of Time
    With Feelings And Memories To Carry
    For Life! ! ! ! ! Breath Taking! ! ! ! ! Congratulations! ! ! ! !
    Beyond 10S! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! +++++

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  • Geeta Radhakrishna MenonGeeta Radhakrishna Menon (11/7/2017 11:43:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. Very Philosophical. I loved it.
    Congratulations Sy Wong

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  • Sy WongSy Wong (11/7/2017 9:55:00 PM)

    Thanks to Poem Hunter for giving us the opportunity.

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  • Sy WongSy Wong (11/7/2017 9:16:00 PM)

    Thanks to all the comments..Let us all try to write poems..beautiful..

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    Bharati NayakBharati Nayak(11/10/2017 6:41:00 PM)

    Knowing life, knowing well
    I can tell of his vigilant eyes
    Observing the winds and its directions
    From above.. - - - -The calmness comes with wisdom.The bird knows from where the wind blows, its directions and so confidently standing on the top.of lamppost, so cool and so calm.
    Thanks Sy Wong for sharing an insightful poem which rightly deserves to be chosen as Poem of the Day.

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  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (11/7/2017 3:38:00 PM)

    There is great wisdom in these beautiful words.

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (11/7/2017 2:13:00 PM)

    The poem conveys the message about life poetically in great visual detail.
    Great write.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (11/7/2017 2:08:00 PM)

    Like an icon! ! With the muse of life. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (11/7/2017 1:32:00 PM)

    Such a heartwarming poem, Sy......10++++

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  • Subhas Chandra ChakraSubhas Chandra Chakra (11/7/2017 12:14:00 PM)

    A nicely crafted ode to the early morning view of nature.
    A great marvel of art.
    10+++

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  • Rajnish MangaRajnish Manga (11/7/2017 10:57:00 AM)

    Lonely bird is indeed a metaphor used for an enlightened soul which is one in a million.
    The poet has rightly said 'He is good and still stood, as if knowing all'. Thanks.

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (11/7/2017 10:08:00 AM)

    Nicely done about the bird standing with all its pride on a lamppost. Simple and beautiful. Congrats.

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  • Jette Blackstone (11/7/2017 8:43:00 AM)

    A lovely poem about the bird who observes. The poet, also an observer, can look out at such a bird and see his story, convey it with words. Thanks for sharing...well deserved poem of the day...

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (11/7/2017 4:29:00 AM)

    An amazing poem on! Watching a lone bird standing on stamp post is a fascinating experience. The brief poem is brilliantly drafted. Congratulations

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  • Michael HopkinsMichael Hopkins (11/7/2017 3:15:00 AM)

    AllI can say is this is a beautiful poem.

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  • Tom Allport (11/7/2017 2:37:00 AM)

    a nicely descriptive albeit short poem of the way of the nature? and you are right their is always one! Knowing Life, Knowing Well? ........................ well written Sy

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  • Kumarmani MahakulKumarmani Mahakul (11/7/2017 1:14:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem on life and early morning with haunting expression. Thanks for sharing and congratulations for being selected as the poem of the day.

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