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murmuration

Murmuration the bird watchers shout
Time to look up and scan about
What you will see will amaze your eyes
Looks like a moving cloud of unbelievable size

It’s Starlings flying as one as in a hunt
Open your eyes but mouth firmly shut
They aren’t too careful where they let things go
But the rhythmical flock will put on a great show

The opening of the Starling Royal Ballet
Is about to show its face upon sky’s stage
Binoculars ready for the spectacle of a lifetime
You can oooh and ahhh at this special showtime  

They fly towards you all grouped together
Dividing just in time in unison as one feather
They swirl and sway like dancers on ice
They pirouette like lovers entwined, to entice

Why does this bird who is so graceful a delight
Attack other birds, continually wanting to fight
Their plumage is shiny but its mind is so mean
Fight to grow up, as a fighting machine.

As you watch them you can forgive them most things
Wonder why they fly like this, but they can’t sing
Their voices aren’t good, so they can’t steal the show
They need a poor blue tit, to sing  for them now

I can watch this happening time after time
They never disappoint me, never just in a line
The mass of birds will stay fixed in my head
Amazed isn’t the right word use flabbergasted instead



Seren Roberts   dated 7 February 2013

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  1. Date: 3/20/2013 6:35:00 PM
    Congratulations Seren ....great job...Donna

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/20/2013 9:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna .....Seren
  1. Date: 3/20/2013 1:43:00 AM
    Hi wowo congratulations sorry its a bit late but what a brilliant piece xx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/20/2013 8:56:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Mandy,thanks for the wowo lol .....Seren
  1. Date: 3/17/2013 9:52:00 AM
    Congratulations Seren. This is so beautiful...Donna

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/18/2013 12:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Donna
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:18:00 PM
    Wonderful and superb write,Seren...Congratulations on your well deserved win in this contest....Great job...XOXO...

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/17/2013 2:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Olusequn, nice to have you stop by ...Seren
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 7:48:00 PM
    A great poem but I must have unusually polite starlings. They never fight, just go on about their business of digging out all the hateful grubs from my lawn. The robins and starlings get along fine. Did you know that starlings can be taught to talk? Joyce

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 8:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Happy you have quiet obliging starlings, no I didnt know about the talking bit, but with nature nothing surprises me....Seren
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:02:00 PM
    Interesting winning work..Enjoyed reading ...Congrats on your great win..Sara

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 8:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:52:00 PM
    Seren, I have never seen Starlings until last year and your poem describes their dance to a T. Flabbergasted is definitely the right word I'd use too. I was definitely in awe. I love your poem. Great job, and a well deserved win. Congratulations for sure. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 8:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Glad you have seen their flight....Seren
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 12:41:00 PM
    Seren, CONGRATULATIONS in Deb's contest!!! ;-) always~ PD

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 8:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you P.D.
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 10:26:00 AM
    I am also captivated by birds! This particular bird is a nuisance that I have written about in the poem,"Speckled Thief". My book has a short story about a blackbird. It was fun to read your poem today. RAY

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 10:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    i have put a link on a blog for those who havent seen the starlings at dance. Are you a bird watcher?....Seren
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:53:00 AM
    Congrats on your win. Great imagery.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you it is a wonderful sight to behold. Have put a link on a blog showing the dance of the starling....Seren
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:36:00 AM
    very creative write friend Seren, a winner indeed. Congratulations on your win...imagining the bird's show makes me say "Wow!! cheers!! Maria

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 10:48:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Maria....Seren
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 9:08:00 AM
    I felt as if I'm looking up watching along side of you!! (Keeping my mouth shut just in case!! ha ha...I loved that line!) Congratulations and thanks for taking us up with their wings!

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 7:19:00 AM
    Your words certainly took flight. Congratulations.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 9:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    hello Richard, do you watch such a sight, its really marvellous how they all turn in unison....Seren
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 7:03:00 AM
    You describe the scene so well it's like a bought a front seat ticket, congrats on your super win serene, all the best to you xxx

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 9:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    going to put a youtube link on blog to show the birds in dance
    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 9:07:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for being so kind Rose, its hard to put in words the amazing scene. Do you ever have the chance to witness such a thing....Seren
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 6:46:00 AM
    Two things I must do more often watch the birds & go to a ballet! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/16/2013 5:19:00 AM
    congrats on a greatt win Seren

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 3/16/2013 5:57:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow i am flabbergasted now. ...thank you...Seren
  1. Date: 2/9/2013 8:29:00 AM
    another visual poem from you,, and so informative as well,,,like this...

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/9/2013 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Harry, I do try to make my work a little different and interesting...Seren
  1. Date: 2/8/2013 6:34:00 AM
    A very informative and delightful write Seren ...best wishes

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/8/2013 7:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joseph, seeing birds like this is quite remarkable
  1. Date: 2/8/2013 12:34:00 AM
    A spectacle that I had not witnessed, but you describe it so well. A little humorous wit as well lol. Nice poem Seren, this is where less than a thousand words paint a wonderful picture. Thanks for sharing.

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/8/2013 2:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It happens a lot here, wonderful sight
  1. Date: 2/7/2013 1:46:00 PM
    Birds are amazing creatures, what they can do is truly fascinating! This write which speaks of these birds is wonderfully amazing itself! I am happy to have read this masterful poem this afternoon! What a lovely piece, Great Work!!

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/7/2013 1:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Russell, they are amazing arent they. you must read a load of poems each day..Glad you pick mine up....Seren