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Sun Salutation
Julie Creighton


Early in the morning,
Just before the sun creeps up,
Birds gather in a tree near the house,
All tweeting and screeching
In their different languages,
Until some unseen signal
Launches them into the sky.
Each alone
But all together,
They perform a fluttering fandango
To honor the new day.
Then, descending into another tree,
Evicting their neighbors
Into their own aerial sun salutation,
On and on they go,
Synchronized swimmers of the air,
Until they disappear into the southern sky.

© by Julie Creighton.
Used with the authorís permission.

Julie Creighton is retired and lives with her husband of 50 years on a ranch in central Texas. Although she has always enjoyed reading, Julie's appreciation for poetry really developed late in life. She began writing poetry after a girls' trip where the theme was to bring and share favorite poems. At the end of the weekend,† each wrote an original poem to share with the group. Julie enjoyed this new experience so much that she has begun sharing her experiences and thoughts through poetry. Your Daily Poem has moved her to want to share her poems.

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I love the alliteration! The "fluttering fandango" is such a wonderful description!
Posted 04/28/2021 12:56 PM
Perfect imagery! I could see each little bird.
Posted 04/23/2021 07:35 PM
Lori Levy:
Beautiful depiction of the birds.
Posted 04/23/2021 06:52 PM
Synchronized swimmers of the air. Lovely. This interests me to watch the birds more.
Posted 04/23/2021 11:50 AM
Janet Leahy:
Indeed they are "synchronized swimmers of the air." Lovely poem, thanks Julie.
Posted 04/23/2021 10:37 AM
Bravo! Glad to see the sun here again this morning after two days of snowing and blowing. But the robins were out in it yesterday despite.
Posted 04/23/2021 10:15 AM
Why do the birds knock on my windows instead of singing?
Posted 04/23/2021 09:16 AM
Lovely description of what I happily and gratefully hear every morning! Love the vocabulary and the beautiful images. Sun salutation!
Posted 04/23/2021 08:16 AM
Gilbert Allen:
"Fluttering fandango" is nifty. I enjoyed this poem.
Posted 04/23/2021 08:13 AM

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