I am a native in this world And think in it as a native thinks

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday bird blogging

Pigeon wallpaper.

People tend to dismiss them as "rats with wings" but when they fill the sky out of nowhere like this, a tornado of wing and tail, they're as beautiful as any other bird.
          At evening, casual flocks of pigeons make
          Ambiguous undulations as they sink,
          Downward to darkness, on extended wings.
                                                      -Wallace Stevens
I think those pigeons only appear in dreams (or poetry). In my experience, there's very little undulation, ambiguous or otherwise. Mostly a lot of wild flapping.

1 comment:

Elisa said...

Love the pigeons and the poem, the last lines of which echo often in my mind...such a fabulous picture.

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