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Monday, May 9, 2011

Magpie 65


He gazes at the birds
In his hand.

He wonders.

What has nature wrought?

He thinks.

This is all that life means.

Birds . . .

In the hand.

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18 comments:

Brian Miller said...

better than in the bush eh? life when released that will fly away, but in that there is beauty.

brenda w said...

What if they poop?
Should I feed them?
Are they warm enough?
What do I do when they molt?

Anonymous said...

surely there is more to life than that!

Friko said...

I could read that in a number of ways.
I think I'll take the funny version for now.

The Bug said...

To me this is talking about our responsibility to the natural world - because after all it's what life really IS.

Helen said...

Whatever your intent ... you captured what St. Francis was all about ~ and did it quite well.

Brigid said...

Clever take on the prompt

Ren said...

So many different meanings...
gets you thinking :)

*thank you for the visit*

Tess Kincaid said...

Profound, on several levels. Well done, Mr. C.

Lena said...

A beautiful write. The image has brought about some fine pieces, although I keep thinking the statue's missing a bit of bird poop!

Jingle said...

smiles,

direct take on the prompt image, yet it is witty and funny.

Anonymous said...

Well now, Bruce....humor and philosophy rolled into one very good piece! Well done...Vb

Lolamouse said...

Nicely done Magpie. Short but thought provoking.

Everyday Goddess said...

very interesting!

Kay L. Davies said...

It definitely does make one think.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Definitely makes me think.

Anna :o]

Margaret Pangert said...

Excellent theater of the absurd! Remember Beckett's Waiting for Godot, two men sitting on a park bench waiting for Godot (who never shows)?
"This is all that life means."
Brilliant take on this Magpie!

Steve Isaak said...

Fun, wonderful work.