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Below is the poem entitled Blackbirds which was written by poet Ray Dillard. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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They flew in bunches so big 
   it’s impossible to describe the enormity 
   of the clouds they formed in otherwise clear sky.  
They would dance and bounce in unison 
   as they moved from one feeding area to the next. 
And as they did, you could see the light change 
   in the cloud as they would suddenly shift directions. 
It was like a wave moving across the group 
   from the lead to the last in flight. 
How could they change like that, so quickly, 
   all together, and without a single bird loosing its place?  
Their wings made a whishing sound 
   as they pushed their way through the air 
   and you could hear them chirping as they 
   rhythmically loped and paddled their wings, 
   preserving their position in the multitude.

Copyright © Ray Dillard

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  1. Date: 3/15/2010 7:26:00 PM
    Amazing creatures .. and awesome to watch them.. special creations of God for us to see.. nice write Ray and thankxxx for the most wonderful information on u and your lovely family on my blog tonight.. all the poets seemed to have loved this idea.. appreciate your input ..luv.. "Sweetheart"

  1. Date: 3/15/2010 7:23:00 PM
    Intresting! It is like they are swimming in the air. What a wonderful write...Irma