A Little Bird Told Me by F.A. Moore

A Little Bird Told Me

What do birds whisper in our dreams:
Of light that beckons a song when the rain stops;
Or wind shears they race to beat the storm;
Of waterways and woods traveled before the first snow;
Or of the lost baby that fell from the new nest.

Do they see beyond the pale and know the living and the dead.
Do they wonder what I whisper to them in their dreams.

—F.A. Moore, June 9, 2010

Digital Mod-Abstract by F.A. Moore, June 9, 2010
3749 × 2500 px @300ppi
PS/E1.0 and 6.0, Mac

Re-published, March 27, 2015

Thanks to Maxy for her generosity in providing the photograph of the nuthatch, and 2 captures from her Droid phone of the New Hampshire woods in and around the the White Mountains. This piece is dedicated to Maxy and her love for the forest and all of its little creatures.


2010-06-11 A Little Bird Told Me featured in Fantasy Fine Art Composites

DETAIL (click thumbnail below to view a 100% scale section of the work)

bird detail


  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Moorealmost 5 years ago


  • linaji
    linajialmost 5 years ago

    I am so not finished looking Frannie def gotta see BIG!. This is a wonderful work and feels like Maxys soul. I love what you have done with these shots and your bringing these beauties together to create such a wonder is exquisite!

  • Lina, thanks for seeing the depth in this piece. Yes, I believe, too, that there is much under the surface. I haven’t quite tapped it yet, but I feel it there, too. Appreciate it, Lina.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Alissa Brunskill
    Alissa Brunskillalmost 5 years ago

    Frannie, every element of this is wonderful! Excellent work of art. Beautiful tribute for Maxy

  • Thank you, Alissa. So glad you like it.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Elisabeta Hermann
    Elisabeta Hermannalmost 5 years ago

    What an excellent fine and beautiful piece Frannie!
    For me this image is very poetic and has a lot to say to the viewer….I love it!
    I imagine how content Maxy is…:)

  • Betty, I appreciate your sentiment and words. I feel there is poetry to unlock here, mysteries, too, perhaps. I’ve just added some prose, but it doesn’t compare to what I really feel through this work. It’s good to know you feeling the same.

    – F.A. Moore

  • maxy
    maxyalmost 5 years ago

    WOW!!!!! This is spectacular! !! I love everything about the design, the beauty of the forest, the wildlife! This is sooo breathtaking and feels like being there! Beautiful design and every one of those spectacular layers!!! WOW Frannie. .. WOW! !!!! Biggest hugs!!! :-)

  • Sending you the full size PNG file to enjoy, Maxy… to your work. (well, it’s sitting in my outbox, anyway) Really glad you like this.

    – F.A. Moore

  • maxy
    maxyalmost 5 years ago

    Every walk in the forest is such a special moment in time… you brought that moment back to life! This is soooo beautifully done! Thank you!!!

  • You are welcome, Maxy. I’ve always felt like a child of the woods, even though my computer data seems to grab all of my attention these days. But it’s always a joy to hear about your treks.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonalmost 5 years ago

    You have taken ‘the ordinary’ and made it extraordinary!!….. love how the black and white ribbon throughout makes your eyes flow thru the image – as if I’m flying…. beautiful rendition indeed, Frannie!

  • Thanks, Wendi. The black and white draped fabric, waving in the wind, seems to be a connection to “the other side” – that is, another world, perhaps the world of the bird, or perhaps of the soul. Not sure, which.

    – F.A. Moore

  • Marg Thomson Photography
    Marg Thomson P...almost 5 years ago

    wow Fran! This is awesome! xoxox

  • Marg, your wow and fav mean a lot. I’m so glad you like it.

    – F.A. Moore

  • RajeevKashyap
    RajeevKashyapalmost 5 years ago

    Brilliant Work!

  • Thank you, Rajeev, so much!

    – F.A. Moore

  • helene ruiz
    helene ruizalmost 5 years ago

    superb frannie!

  • Thanks, Helene!

    – F.A. Moore

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