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A Melting Morning
Máire Morrissey-Cummins



After the snow
birds swim the sky
wings outstretched, exuberant
warmed by a light drizzle
falling on pear-coloured fields
they drink in a saturated land

Gliding from cedar to spruce
great canopies of army green,
gulls alight from a satin sky
to branches covered in lichen
where pistachio ivy clings

Sweeping over a shrouded sea,
liquorice crows blotch the horizon.
Blackbirds gather
on the arching limbs
of my silver birch tree,
in a melting morning

 © by Máire Morrissey-Cummins.
Used with the author’s permission.


Máire was born in Tramore, Ireland, but presently lives in Greystones, County Wicklow, after living abroad for many years, mainly in Holland and Germany. After a lifetime working, Máire is early retired, new to poetry, and enjoying this creative period of her life. A member of the Irish Haiku Society and Haiku Ireland, Máire has been published in Irish anthologies, journals, and magazines as well as online and abroad. Learn more about her here.


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Posted 03/04/2013 02:05 PM
Posted 03/04/2013 09:06 AM
Lovely and fresh images.
Posted 03/04/2013 07:09 AM
Larry Schug:
Beautiful, especially when read aloud. Birds and Spring, please arrive in Minnesota soon!
Posted 03/04/2013 06:40 AM

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