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Birds of a Feather

I am watching the flights of birds these days,
following their loops and seeing them turn
as one in ways that totally amaze.
Such unity! Something that we can learn?
Perhaps in the brain, some cellular link?
Who leads the way, who follows in a flock
of many is an answer that I think
to be found with the focus of a hawk,
because I believe that our own species
flies in flights of identical fancy.
We are no more aware of such follies
than one starling in his group's ecstasy.
Electrons, magnetism, DNA,
Why am I here while my flock flies away?

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  1. Date: 10/16/2009 9:35:00 AM
    most excellent thoughts and verse! Loved it!

  1. Date: 7/18/2009 1:48:00 PM
    I like your Sonnet. I have wondered what it would be like to fly away like a bird. Must be strong creatures to be able to hold up against the wind. Sara

  1. Date: 2/9/2009 2:22:00 PM
    Beautiful thought provoking write here, Ahellas and our connection to birds is indeed profound but, I think sometimes it is to exactly fly away from the madness of the flock ... smile ... I wrote "For The Birds" in a similar connection of watchfulness ... love their beautiful, mysterious formations!

  1. Date: 1/26/2009 4:27:00 AM
    Ahellas - it is true that much can be learned by not only watching birds but all things in nature - Very insightful poem - God Bless, MJ