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Oh, to Be a Bird
Camille A. Balla


Oh, to be a bird
seems light and free, but easy?
Trusting, letting go,
singing songs, announcing dawn,
leaving wisdom with the wind.

This poem first appeared in The Prairie Light Review and Simple Awakenings.
Used here with permission.

Camille A. Balla lives in suburban Chicago. Many of her poems are inspired from the view outside her window, or from her walks along various trails. The author of Simple Awakenings, a chapbook that spans the seasons of the year, she is a life-long learner who enjoys digital photography, small discussion groups, garden walks, trying out new recipes, collecting quotes, and creating greeting cards for family and friends. Camille's poetry has appeared in a wide variety of publications as well as on gift items and greeting cards.



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Thanks to all who responded. Its always interesting to get feedback as to how something we wrote speaks to other people. Sometimes I learn something new from a kind response.
Posted 05/16/2022 12:27 PM
Janet Leahy:
When I leave my bedroom window open the birds are my alarm clock, perfect pitch everyday.
Posted 05/15/2022 01:12 AM
Lori Levy:
I agree with what Michael said.
Posted 05/13/2022 05:35 PM
A life-long learner, I like that
Posted 05/13/2022 11:47 AM
It makes one think.
Posted 05/13/2022 09:15 AM
This is poetry: power ensconced in but a few well-chosen words. Thank you, Camille.
Posted 05/13/2022 08:37 AM

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