Hummingbird (3)

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Hummingbird (3)

Arriving from nowhere,
its mouth opens

but what escapes
comes not from within

and is never complete.
Words, too, falter

in this space,
struggling to remain

aloft, challenged yet free,
an exchange

between air and wing,
of sound and thought,

occurring as it must
without design

or desire, simply
there, then gone,

a presence one notices
in its absence.

 

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“Hummingbird (3) made its first appearance  on the blog in December 2014.

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12 thoughts on “Hummingbird (3)

  1. I’ve never seen a hummingbird up close but certainly in nature themed programs. They are magical creatures, aren’t they?. A long time ago, I read a folktale called The Legend of the Hummingbird retold by Puerto Rican author, Pura Belpre. It is basically a beautiful love story which makes the hummingbird even more intriguing. Thanks for your post.

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