At Dawn, I Heard the Mockingbird Sing

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At dawn, I heard the mockingbird sing

his songs and those of his brothers,

I watched the flash of white on wing

as he flew away from others.

 

His songs (and those of his brothers)

combined and sounded from another tree–

as he flew away from others,

one song became more than two or three.

 

Combined and sounded from another tree,

notes trilled and warbled now under the moon,

one song became more than two or three

and in my dreams, I heard his tune,

 

these notes trilled and warbled now under the moon.

I watched the flash of white on wing

in my dreams. But still I heard his tune

at dawn. Still, I heard the mockingbird sing.

 

I haven’t written a pantoum in a while, so I just decided to write one. It seemed like a good way to procrastinate. 😉  This is for Open Link Night tonight at dVerse, where Grace is hosting.

 

 

 

44 thoughts on “At Dawn, I Heard the Mockingbird Sing

  1. Last night a windy storm with driving rain rumbled through our city. No mockingbird sounds could be heard.

    Your pantoum is lovely. I guess your reference to procrastination means delaying work on your next book. Always creative, you are, Merril! 🙂

    • I have friends in Florida who had tornado watches last night. We have rainy, windy day here, and I don’t think I’ll be hearing the mockingbird for a few months.
      Thank you for the comment about my creativity. No book in the works right now–I just finished the page proofs for one, and that’s my third book in a couple of years. But, I have other work to do. 🙂

  2. Your trilling poetry thrills me, Merril! ❤️ It has been said that to hear a mockingbird sing, leads us to our own inner song, our life’s purpose. Indeed you’ve found that, and we are ever so fortunate to read and partake in your gifts.

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