Poems of Life

A local poet shares his writings based on real life.

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black bird

October 7th, 2012 at Sun, 7th, 2012 at 7:07 pm by Ed Corrigan

black bird cruising
over
grapes of wrath
purple delicious
yum yum
fly to the sun
overcome
mountain mist
in the distance
glaciers overlooking
warm earth
farmers hoeing
row after row
green luscious
rolling orderly
soldier fields.
sun squirt
left eye.
the birdman
sees all
that moves
makes him whole
black bird soul
fly with me
die with me
to the moon
over the frozen
sacred glacial ground.

Copyright © ed Corrigan 2012
All rights reserved

I am Ed Corrigan and live in Maple Valley with my wife, Nona. We have two terrific sons - Joe and Tim - and three beautiful daughters - Kate, Sally and Sarah - and one cat named Omega. I've been writing poetry, on and off, since 16 years of age. Early poetic influences were Shakespeare and e. e. cummins. A more recent influence is Walt Whitman whose "Leaves of Grass" is the most amazing thing that I've ever read. Music has been very important in my writing and in life. I am not a musician but early on the singer/song writers Paul Simon, Smokey Robinson and Bob Dylan had a big impact on my poems. More recently, I've been affected by Miles Davis, Green Day, Alanis Morissette, Linkin Park and others. I love to write and its something that I need to do. A poet once said that a poem is not complete until its read or heard by another. Thank you for visiting my blog.

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