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I wish you could hear the Australian magpies
calling in the morning with the fresh scent of eucalyptus in the air.

Here is one calling....such a beautiful warbler.


Magpie, this jewel of a bird with songs that flicker like a candle.
These notes, the enchantment of a thousand mornings.
we cannot capture its sound- the magic of movement, 
the notes up and down.

When ravens stitch stars to the silence of night and
fold their black, splendid  wings
we wait for the magpie - and morning
in a galaxy of dreams.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019

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Date: 5/15/2019 10:40:00 AM
Cool birds, we have a lot of them here in Kelowna, British Columbia.
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Date: 4/20/2019 10:04:00 PM
Wow, another wonderful poem! Beautiful, precise images. Do you have a book published somewhere? I'd like to order it. I'll check your bio, if I can.
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Date: 4/19/2019 6:08:00 PM
Your words here have magic, Suzanne. I particularly love the second verse.
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Date: 4/8/2019 5:38:00 AM
This poem is beautifully composed SuZ! How are you doing? I have missed you. Have a wonderful Easter my friend. xxoo
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 4/8/2019 5:47:00 AM
Hi Connie : so good to see you. Thanks for your kind words and support always. How quickly this year is already flying by.
Date: 4/5/2019 10:59:00 PM
Cool poem; enjoyed reading -JT
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 4/6/2019 8:18:00 AM
Thanks JT
Date: 3/31/2019 6:10:00 PM
suZ, beguiled by the melody of your rhythmic flow.. yes, the magpie does enthrall.. as always, a lustrous piece.... huggs
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/31/2019 7:01:00 PM
Thanks Nette: I always appreciate your visits. They are the sound of morning in many parts of Australia. HUGGZ, SUZ
Date: 3/31/2019 5:02:00 PM
Your tribute to Magpie is truly an enchantment, SuZ..your last stanza speaks volumes for the essence of your poem.
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Suzanne Delaney
Date: 3/31/2019 6:59:00 PM
Hi Vijay: You are always the first to leave a sweet encouraging comment on my poems, Thanks dear friend, SuZ