Saturday, October 10, 2009

Shadow Shot Sunday...This is for the Birds...


As I watch
the determined flock
flutter back
again
and again
each new intruder
parting this black sea
again
the tides
flow back
fear envelops
as I approach
the shadowed
corridor of
undulating
whirligigs
I hear
the calls of
frenzy
beckoning all
back again
and again
this was surreal
did I really
enter a whirlpool
of apocalyptic
avian demons
riding death wishes
to be hood
ornaments
what lies beyond
as the tides
returned
in my rear view mirror
again and
again

s.wilson



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26 comments:

Jeanne said...

This perfectly captures my own sense of wonder/terror when I see migrant flocks....

sarayutouched said...

we know all to well what that gathering means...great shot...you are very talented in your driving/photography skills.

you might need a blanket for the porch this morning...but the coffee is on.

High Desert Diva said...

I'm having a Hitchcock moment

Quilt Works said...

Oh my god, what a shot! Reminds me of a movie "Birds". Beatiful on one hand, and a little scary on the other.

Ralph said...

This flock is not demonic at all - no evil, or any thought processes as they swirl in unison for no apparent reason. However menacing the avians look in the sky, the shadow beneath is soft, not frightening at all...

Ralph said...

This flock is not demonic at all - no evil, or any thought processes as they swirl in unison for no apparent reason. However menacing the avians look in the sky, the shadow beneath is soft, not frightening at all...

Paula Scott said...

Excellent! I don't know how you find the prose to go with the picture, but I LIKE it!
Man, this is not unlike Alfred Hitchcock's, "The Birds".
Kinda scary and amazing at the same time.

Rosebud Collection said...

Wow, that is one flock of birds..
I laughed when I read in your poem about the "hood ornaments"..isn't that the truth...
Happy SSS.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Sharon - we thought about this shot a couple of times this week when we came upon a flock of birds by the road - guess it's that time of year again!
Great shot (brave one too...I couldn't think of trying to drive & take that picture!)
Happy SSS!

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous shot and perfect words to go with it! Definitely a "Hitchcock" moment, but fun! I saw a similar one here yesterday, but wasn't as fortunate and clever as you to get a shot -- and the birds were a lot smaller.

Have a great day!

Sylvia

Crafty Green Poet said...

I love seeing flocks of birds, the shadows you've caught in your photo are wonderful...

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

What an awesome sight! I feel so happy to think that this creatures move to a warmer place and sad to think that the cold winter is coming soon.

Anyhow, Lady? You really good in your photography now, huh? Well, better & better, I mean §;-)

Have a wonderful SS again.

annette said...

Wow, bet that stopped the traffic!! Great shot Sharon, happy sunday to you :0)

Jonny Hamachi said...

Great Great Stuff.

You're pretty much stealing the show.

Rambling Woods said...

Wonderful prose to go with the shot. It kind of looks like something out of Hitchcock's 'The Birds'.....Thank you for visiting my grasshopper.. Michelle

Beverley Baird said...

Shades of "The Birds"!!
Great shot= greatpoem!

Hey Harriet said...

This is a most awesome shot Sharon! As much as I love birds, I find this image really scary but wonderful at the same time! You amaze me!!!

Greyscale Territory said...

I can't believe how this flock seems to be gathering quite ominously round the roadway! Amazing spectacle! Beautifully disturbing.

And I love your seemingly breathless poetry. Each line is a short, sharp burst of senstive idea suggesting inner tensions! Wonderfully written!

At last we have had a divine Spring day! Great light and warmth! It was so welcome!

Hope you find a little inner time this weekend to enjoy the scents of your Autumn!

Often think of you and wonder what you may be doing!

BIG HUGS!

Utah Grammie said...

Wow - that's some flock of seagulls...er..I mean,,black birds !

maryt/theteach said...

Thanks for sharing the bird shot with us, sweet repose! As well as the music! :)

MARGARET GOSDEN 2 said...

I enlarged the photo - it is fabulous!

Quilt Works said...

Thank you for your nice comments!

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summersundays-jw said...

Great picture! As usual, love your words too. We're in Bonaparte tonight & hope to come your way on Tues. We plan to go to Barb's, Amana Colonies, Mt. Vernon, & of course, Sisters. Let me know where it's best to meet you. Hope you're back from you show this weekend. Jan

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Carletta said...

Too or three have mentioned the Hitchcock birds. That is exactly what I thought of. I was young and that movie scared me to death. To this day it does. :)
Your poetry is excellent!

Thanks for your visit and I'm glad you liked my header - forever in blue jeans. :)

Gallery Juana said...

What a great moment to capture! Since living in the city, I haven't seen flocks of birds in quite a while.

Your poem reads beautifully.

I am late with my sss, but you can find mine here:
http://galleryjuana.blogspot.com/2009/10/tatami-mats-and-my-siamese-cat.html