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Bird Poems

Bird Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about birds. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for bird.

Poem Topics Related to Bird

fowl, game, eagle, wings, feathers, hawk, beak, talon, flying, flock

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Premium Member I heard a bird singing

I heard a bird singing
As I was on my way
It led direction for me
As it took my breath away

It warbled cheerfully,
From a tree above the snow
It spread its song gleefully,
What kind of bird, I wanted to know

I heard a bird...Read More
Categories: bird, change, song, winter,
Form: Rhyme

Daffodils and My Ageing Aunt

I try to visit her at least once a week
for lunch, or take her shopping, then spend
a few hours listening to a waterfall
of repeated small talk soaking my brain
and wearing away my endurance,
but pretending to hear for the first time....Read More
Categories: bird, age, daffodils,
Form: Light Verse
Crazy Horse's Naming Vision
Crazy Horse's Naming Vision
by Michael R. Burch

and yet I now fly
through these clouds that are aimlessly drifting...
so high
that no sound
echoing by
below where the mountains are lifting
the sky
can be heard.

Like a bird,
but not meek,
like a hawk from a distance regarding its...Read More
Categories: bird, native american, spiritual, storm, violence, visionary,
Form: Verse
Legend Of The Thornbird
He lives for but one purpose, and for that purpose he also dies.                           ...Read More
Categories: bird, lust, self,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member The Edge of Summer
I hear a distant, gay twittering,
Night's at the edge of the moon;
I see the butterflies flittering,
Spring waits at the edge of June!

I see the myriad blooms invading,
Crowded to edge of forest green;
In their glorious colors parading,
At the fragrance of noonday...Read More
Categories: beautiful, bird, flower, nature, nice, seasons, summer,
Form: Rhyme

Premium Member Done To Death
The forensic expert, garbed in GREEN,
His HAIR carefully concealed,
Had attended the murder scene
For whatever secrets it might yield.
A BEAUTIFUL woman now lay dead
In the BREATHLESS SILENCE of the night,
Her HEART had maintained the slightest THREAD,
But now was still, gone was...Read More
Categories: beautiful, bird, dark, death, happy, heart,
Form: Rhyme
Holding eight of the seven keys, which can unlock thy seven seas.
How many keys? Eight of all these, lingering touch as it’ll be.
I travel here, travel there, travel far and by the air.
The seas, seas, seas, tis where I’m meant...Read More
Categories: bird, 11th grade, adventure, beautiful, miracle, philosophy, sea,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Imponderabilia
Memories of future events

	Recollections of measures ahead

		Reminiscence in fast forward

			Aspirations leaping back

        Projections of past reckoning

	        Icebergs frozen in conscience

		      ...Read More
Categories: bird, courage,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Sonnet I
I’ve watched TV so long it’s broke my brain.
Arising from my chair I pace the room.
There’s nothing here to bind my mind in place.
No music here to break my silent state.
I wander to my study filled with crap.
I wonder if...Read More
Categories: bird, anxiety, depression, feelings,
Form: Sonnet
Mob injustice
I was not in a wrong place 
Neither was it a wrong time when I met my fate
I was unarmed with my sweat’s worth
Another day’s dime in my pocket

I was confronted by a flood tide of an angry crowd
Their faces...Read More
Categories: bird, abuse, africa, anger, death, dedication, introspection, judgement,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member Rise Above LM
Reality is something you rise above,                                  ...Read More
Categories: bird, hate, love,
Form: Rhyme
Have you ever felt like you needed to talk to someone?
Someone whom you could open the closet to and unveil the skeletons that you have been hiding
Someone who you could connect to soul to soul
Someone who would never get enough...Read More
Categories: bird, faith,
Form: I do not know?
Orange Dumpster
Orange Dumpster

If the world was full of parrots and 
they all just lived on carrots, 
What would a hybrid be called?
Would it be bald?
Of course silly
We'd have flying birds, shooting orange coloured turds?
In other words
Don't drive around in white cars!...
...Read More
Categories: animal, bird, car, flying,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Oliver, a Boy
When I was young my mother's hand
Led me through a joyful land
Where neither war nor hate exist
Nor something more I must resist 

Where nothing but the night is black
And black is never dark for lack
Of something bright or greater light
But...Read More
Categories: bird, england, fantasy, innocence,
Form: Epic
A Lone Bird
A  lone  bird  soared
high  in the  sky
and  flying
flapping  gently  his  wings.

Flying  farther  and  farther
at  last he was not seen
in  the  distant  horizon.

Then  I...Read More
Categories: bird, imagination,
Form: Free verse
A Penny For Your Thoughts
As I toss a silver coin into the mango contoured fountain, a lilac laden tone
that reeks of flower garden ether archly probes.
“What somersaults bewitch those forehead rivulets when synchronising waves of rhythmic thought?”
Psychic or clairvoyant
  on this steamy summer’s...Read More
Categories: bird, art, beautiful, beauty, creation, deep, dream, fantasy,
Form: Prose Poetry
Premium Member End Of Day
Glowing sunsets of molten red and gold,
Heaven's picturesque canvas on display,
Another twenty-four hours have grown old,
Another farewell to another day.
Tomorrow once more sweet voice will sing,
Courtesy of our avian neighbours,
Wake-up calls that inevitably bring
Attention to our domestic labours,
To the beginning...Read More
Categories: allusion, bird, day, imagery, life, sunset,
Form: Sonnet
A bird enthusiast’s a birder;
Guess that means that I’m a worder!
...Read More
Categories: bird, words,
Form: Couplet
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
I know why the cage bird sings
She sings nostalgic melodies of the jungle
Where she flew along , on the wings of the dawn without the restrictions of her cage 
A beautiful place designed for her, a wage 

I know why...Read More
Categories: bird, abuse, discrimination, gender, society, violence, women,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Haiku bird song

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Categories: bird, sound,
Form: Haiku
Passing Beyond
I’m going to watch you die…
but before I do
I will foretell your story

The story of the White Bird
The Great Mystery
and the Silver Seed

The White Bird carries
in its talons
the Silver Seed of all mankind

A seed that will allow you
to move past...Read More
Categories: bird, death, life,
Form: Free verse
What it Did
Four o’clock sure comes quickly
The early bird gets the worm
Meetings at 6:30
I’ve worked so hard for all I’ve earned
I was focused on the future
Trying to build my legacy
Rising to the top
I lost all sight of you and me
...Read More
Categories: bird, conflict, confusion, crush, for her, heart, how
Form: Lyric
Premium Member Grounded
Lightning breaking open the sky,
Bewildered birds too frightened to fly....Read More
Categories: bird, sky,
Form: Crystalline
Premium Member Cardinal Has a Protector
Red cardinal makes her way to the nest
Swooping down carefully in a soft way
Checking her babies on this brisk new day
Her little birds are simply the best

Blue jay watches from his perch on the tree
As mom makes her way to...Read More
Categories: bird,
Form: Enclosed Rhyme
Premium Member Now Departing, Soon Arriving
Winter's arrival signals my departure
  hidden by soft snow in the ground  
When Spring returns, I emerge from hard mud
  on sidewalks and in plush flowerbeds

I'd love to warm myself, to lay in the sun
  but...Read More
Categories: animal, anxiety, bird, seasons,
Form: Personification