Poems of Life

A local poet shares his writings based on real life.

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christmas dreams

December 25th, 2012 at Tue, 25th, 2012 at 11:50 am by Ed Corrigan

there was a fluttering
of birds…
must have heard
the word
in my head
bird, bird, bird
bird is the word…
they took off flying
floating, circling
futa futa fluta fluta flappity flap
going nowhere then
back to ground again.
where are dey going
this rainy christmas eve?
flutter flutter
zippity do da
zippity ay
then dey
back home again.

if we could only but
stay in this moment
in a bird brain trance
we could be
we could be
present
in this christmas of dreams
outside our own thoughts
circling circling circling then…
back home again
with omega the cat
who looks into my eyes
wondering…
where have you been?
flying with the birdies
my fine feathered friends?

then back to me
here
now
my present,
time to close these eyes
and sleep again.

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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