seven little blue bird haiku tweets

 little bird blues sings

sweet haiku twitters all day

cites poetry cries

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dandelions know

roots deep leaves sun eat all wells

no weeding pleases

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coy moon winks sun spring

Persephone steps upward

below Hades sighs

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control a strong hold

power princes addiction

brain breast brawn beat down

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eye pouring concrete

iron bars doors fixing space

no outside options

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two heron journey

 eye guide far sight mindful nest

streaming feeds sole light

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whence goes March’s Ides

cold shouldering yet blood pours

poppy red blossoms

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@eva2014

Sans A Murder

crow alone does not

a murder makes no sky sense

singular tragic

Crows: Black, Dancing and Counting Everywhere! Catch Them If You Dare.

In case you haven’t already guessed there seems to be no end to the music about, referencing and associating with Black Crows.  This post could go on and on and on. I focused on black crows, and a raven, in order to create some cohesion for myself.  I hope there is little overlap between Bear, Willow, Johnny and myself in regard to our choices for this theme because there is so much sky to cover here.  Though I will be very surprised if Johnny and I don’t cover at least one musical selection. There’s a vast array of music, poetry, art, research, science and all the ways in which people record their observations and interactions with the Crow in their daily lives.  This post could simple fly away with me if I let it.    Kaw Kaw 

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Urban Crow Dance (of the Bird Kind) ~ Joy Harjo

Wildwoodflowerify

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The Crow and The Butterfly ~ Shinedown

Shinedown

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Black Crow by Jamiroquai

funkysize

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Raven Chant  ~ Of the Wand and The Moon

In The Woods

Nighttime Nightrhymes (1999)
Dark Folk/Neo Folk

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“crows visits”

after hungry hawk’s denial

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

hawk gone, gone, gone

crow visits

strutting surveying

street walking

straight on white line

chic glistening black

sneering at autos

wings smug

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

water, water, water

drinks deep

eyes glinting bows

swaggers

crisp feathers catch wind

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

still hungry hawk watches crows flight

@ewa

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Counting Crows  ~ Murder of One

Astaeria·

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And Murders of Crows 

Alexander Parsons

Animation: Paul Rains
Music: Paul Rains & Alex Parsons

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WING

MadArtistPublishing
WING (2012) 04:53 | 3D Animation – Adventure/Fantasy
Produced at The Animation Workshop (www.animwork.dk).

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Black Crow by Angus and Julia Stone

Fanch RIOUAL

Angus & Julia Stone – Black Crow (Live Pop Rock Station Bordeaux 26-11-2010)

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Black Crow

Musicenthusiasm

Joni Mitchell – vocals, Jaco Pastorius – bass, Herbie Hancock – piano, Don Alias – percussion. Very nice and extremely rare recording of “Black Crow” from Berkeley Jazz Festival, on May the 27th in 1979.

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“crows kawing”

sparrows tatter tatter titter among spilled seeds

dried leaves haunting

wind whips spills out then whips again

bending folding clouds scattering

crows kaw kaw kawing

like all crazy ones do

@ewa

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Black Crow King  ~ Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

 Eric Lemieux

From the album The Firstborn Is Dead Released June 3, 1985
Rights go to Mute Record

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Fly as only a cyber crow flies to Bear, Willow, Deborah, and Johnny’s blog skies for more Corvidae:

Bear has created an impressive of all things Crow which can d be found on Word Press http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/03/corvidea-within-wp/

At the moment, Links to Bear, Johnny and Willow.

Bear:                      http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/corvidae-music-themes/

Bear II:                   http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/corvidae-ii-music-themes/

Bear III:                  http://bearspawprint.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/corvidae-iii-music-themes/

Johnny
http://johnnyojanpera.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/corvidea-music-theme-for-november-4/
Willow               http://willowdot21.wordpress.com/2013/11/04/muscical-theme-corvidae/

“gone, I fear,” three set haiku

 

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each night passing by

nest questing falling feathers

disappearing storks

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 cold settling heart

dead men kiss no lips but mine

running waters brine

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shadows waiting light

 shift where love dwells nights fleeing

hushing nightingale

Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve, new film

Do you love the kitties? Hmm? Well, even if you’re a confirmed dog lover, you have nothing to lose by spending time with Dear Kitty, Some Blog–for some litter – ‘On animals, peace and war, science, social justice, women’s issues, arts and much more’ –more as in very cool film about a nature reserve in the Netherlands! First time I’ve ever seen a fox try to eat a camera! If your cat curiosity is aroused then you need to sniff Dear Kitty’s fresh litter at will.

Dear Kitty. Some blog

This video shows that, during the making of the film De Nieuwe Wildernis, a red fox at a carcass tried to steal a GoPro Hero 3 Black Edition movie camera.

On 28 September 2013, to the new Dutch nature documentary film De Nieuwe Wildernis (The new wilderness). This movie had its premiere this week.

Its subject is Oostvaardersplassen nature reserve in Flevoland province in the Netherlands; from early spring to summer to autumn to winter to new spring.

The big cinema was sold out. Many children. They were much less noisy than one might expect at a film lasting for over ninety minutes.

This video is the trailer for Belgium of the film.

The film started with a line from Dutch poetess Henriette Roland Holst, about peace and quiet in nature.

Then, life under water in early spring. An eel swimming. Water fleas. Tadpoles.

Then, birds. A

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“crows visits”

after hungry hawk’s denial

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

hawk gone, gone, gone

crow visits

strutting surveying

street walking

straight on white line

chic glistening black

sneering at autos

wings smug

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

water, water, water

drinks deep

eyes glinting bows

swaggers

crisp feathers catch wind

Kaw! Kaw! Kaw!

still hungry hawk watches crows flight

 

 

Where are your birdies bathing? Hmm?

Hey the heat is on and your local wildlife is feeling it big time.  It’s easy to offer your neighborhood birds some relief that does not entail opening the doors and windows of your home to the great outdoors to invite our fine feathered friends inside for some air conditioning.  Create a little bird beach with whatever you’ve got on hand that holds water, is no more than three inches high and which is fairly durable to avoid breakage.  I simply put to use an old children’s plastic picnic table for a level steady base and set on it a durable 20 inch round plastic dish that is about 3 inches high. By placing this all under or near some trees or bushes allows the birds to scan for predators before indulging in drinking and bathing.  The plastic dish is easy to clean out every day with a rinse and scrub before refilling with fresh clean water.  My local wingers seem to enjoy loitering on the lower picnic bench seats and extra table space. Hence, my calling it a “bird beach.” Yes, the squirrels like it too. But they’ve not chewed on it or hauled it off.  Nor have I witnessed any squirrels mugging any birds.  Everyone seems very polite and patient waiting their turns in the branches of the dead pine tree nearby. O yes, they do seem to keep their own sense of order out there where it’s hot even under the trees.

The orange plastic container featured in this video shows how simple it can be offer birds the water they need to survive. A bird bath does not need to be expensive or fancy. It just needs “to be” in order to offer some life-sustaining water. Please share your bird bathing creations at will.

Thanks to VAbirdwatcher for posting this video complete with music on youtube.

Only bird heard today.

dawning silence empty
no songs
wind without wings
gone all feathers
where?

Swallows Wing

Swallows Wing @ eva wojcik

Sakura & “other”  pen on 130 lb  watercolor paper 17″ x 13″

Some uplifting bird color and high-flying energy seems to be in order. Can you imagine a world without birds? What would it be like without their varied songs and kaws? I suppose squirrels would be thrilled to be the feeder guests of choice if they did not have to compete with avians for seed meals.  While I’ve been seeing and hearing a number of my favorite sparrows and geese with tough attitudes–I have noticed a decline in variety and volume these recent mornings.  I attribute this to the loss of about half the nearby local trees.  Fewer places to nest and roost means fewer birds.  Hence there is consderably less joy in the dawn time.  What have you noticed about the resident  birds in your neck of the urban woods?

Water cycling for everyone!!!

This is my effort today to remind us of a basic Earth Science concept or two in defiance of the dumbing down efforts of the media at large. Information is so easy to find via the internet. No corporate produced textbooks required for learning.  Even an oil executive can do the google search trick.  Though I do have my doubts about certain talking heads with bright white smiles.  Yep, guilty until proven otherwise—hey, that is the current American way, is it not?  Okay, onto what is really important.  After taking a good look at the water cycle illustration (btw, clicking on the image will take you to a written definition of “water cycle”) what do you suppose will happen with all those invisible toxic chemicals of that oh-so-top-secret-dispersant competing with spilled oil for the top kill score of all things living in the watery habitats of the Gulf of Mexico?  What will happen when billions of birds migrate to, through and into the area? Is there no end to this scenario? Apparently not. Our environmental system is all connected–water, clouds, rain, wind. What a beautifully complex system it is. Who will you thank when toxic rain waters your garden?  Oh please do post your choice of culprit(s) for a real list here–if you’re so inclined.  “Somewhere over the rainbow” has taken on a whole new meaning for me since the BP spill and destroy events.

Leslie has ‘responded’ with a wonderful piece of art titled “For Water”. Please take a gander at it http://lesliepaints.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/for-water/

Oh and do note the photograph of the child being bathed in the plastic container outside in my post, What Will Winter Bring to Pine Ridge. Yes, running water is an ISSUE on Pine Ridge and other reservations.

Land Artist Magda has posted how to create a “moonpond’ over at clegyrboia.  Instructions  are in English and Dutch. There are snail photos too. Yes, little water creatures enjoying water.  http://clegyrboia.wordpress.com/2010/11/05/moonpond/

It’s all about that water thing……oh yeah…

And for the young at heart–the one and only Banana Slug String Band–you do NOT want to miss this!

 

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