Forty Finches in the Leaves

By lupus tenebrae


To see beneath the sea of leaves
you must look through the veins of green,
they’re telescoping to the shore.

The loons will call, if you’ll believe
in sirens of the loch, serene
in voicing murmurs, nothing more.

Finches fly as forty thieves,
beneath the sand, they flee the scene,
but lately, there were forty-four.

Cologne besets these fading sleeves
and shapes the wind in serpentine
touching the sun, just like before.

This overpass, just by the bay,
is full of life, with much to say. 

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Copyright 2012 lupus tenebrae
Published on Sunday, June 24, 2012.     Filed under: "Poetry"

Author's Note:

I decided to combine my observations with a curious structure called trilonet. I'm kinda happy with the results.
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  • Hands_Around_My_Throat On Monday, May 18, 2020, Hands_Around_My_Throat (81)By person wrote:

    I loved this. Thank you.

  • Ortolan On Wednesday, August 29, 2012, Ortolan (260)By person wrote:

    Finches have personal meaning to me.I had them in my old profile.I find it very disturbing...the finch to me is a cute bird, but it is also a very serious omen.I must respect this.Thank you.

  • ColorMeToxic On Sunday, June 24, 2012, ColorMeToxic (285)By person wrote:

    You certainly have broken your block! Excellent piece! Scholar

  • A former member wrote: Quickly this has become one of my very favorites of yours. Love the observations in this, as well as how smoothly it's delivered. Terrific piece, sir. One of the best I've read in a while. Kudos! Scholar

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