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A thousand blackbirds in the sky,
Or that's the way it seemed,
Alit on branches, strangely still,
Like something I had dreamed.

They swooped and covered every tree,
Converging quick, en masse;
Just watching them brought on a chill
That wouldn't quickly pass.

For anyone who's seen "The Birds"
Could never quite forget
The fear that Hitchcock did instill,
Which hasn't left me yet.

Like shadows brought to life, they sat
For just a brief reprieve;
Then all at once, no peep or trill,
They flipped their wings to leave.

Who knows the reason whence they came
Or what was their intent;
But Hitchcock's motive filled the bill
So I'm relieved they went.

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  1. Date: 8/26/2013 3:57:00 PM
    It seems absurd that just a bird could cause us such dismay. But when en masse, we hope they pass and leave us to our day. I'm with Jon A, you always seem to be able to wrap them up so well. Enjoyed much! :)

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 11:32:00 PM
    As The Birds is one of my mom's favorite movies I have seen it many times and know of the fear you speak. Lovely work!

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 12:12:00 PM
    Wonderful write. I adore your work. Always so novel with perfect endings. Bravo!

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 11:08:00 AM
    What a spooky sight! I've seen "The Birds" and if I saw what you described I'd have been a little unnerved myself. Great write, Ilene! Love, Kim