The Magpie's Song

I heard you
just a little time ago
and i thought
what is that noise
it’s so sweet
I must find the owner
of that superb
I needed only to
a few steps
before I saw
who you were…
and I knew
it was you
telling stories

I grinned
and I
with elation
that stirred
at that view in
outdoors’ creation
as your song reached
my ears
my eyes filled
with tears
and I gloried in
all that I knew
Your song caused
my soul
to renew…..

In trills
and in foils
and in delicate
you sang and you
storied along
Caught up in your
til my heart
ached and throbbed
and my thoughts
then completely
stood still…..

At first
I thought your song
was for me
until i spied your
blotchy brown
and I smiled
in harmony
with your
you can play
that track
for me
lay it
and we’ll
dine on
the royalties
and drink
cups of
the Queen…

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a mother and her baby magpie sat on my clothesline under the gazebo and the mummy bird sang for her baby, a treasurable moment in time for me :)

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  • atomikboy
    atomikboyover 4 years ago

    Awesome!!!….they sure do chirp a sweet lullaby.

  • aw, thanks atomikboy, they do don’t they…it was so perfect and lovely, i’d not ever been privy to such a show…and i was the only audience too :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • well…apart from Basil (the cat) and Nudge (the dog) lol

    – © Karin Taylor

  • Kristy Spring-Brown
    Kristy Spring-...over 4 years ago

    Such a unique Aussie sound!

  • oh yes, Kristy, I listened to a few on youtube and they couldn’t compare to the beautiful song I heard…it was extremely lovely and gentle, i truly believed she (the mother bird) was telling her baby a story…sheltering from the rain…it was a magic moment :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • silentcries
    silentcriesover 4 years ago

    uwaaa!! love this!! i just realised i didn’t get to hear the magpie song while i was there!! =( uwaaaa… T_T i love them!! they’re cute!! did they build a nest near your house, Karin?? that’d be so sweet!! i love the part you said you thought the song was for you, until you saw her lil baby.. that’s so sweet and cute!! LOVELY!! XD thank you, Karin!! this piece gives me energy now!! =D

  • ah, I’m so glad Fa… that’s true you didn’t hear them sing…but you can look at youtube and listen there….but it’s nowhere near as crystal clear and beautiful as this darling mother sang to her baby today…and Basil watched on all excited and Nudge just lay in his little armchair and gave them not a second thought..which is very odd, as he usually always will bark and chase the birdies away…but not today….it was very special :) x

    – © Karin Taylor

  • silentcries
    silentcriesover 4 years ago

    sweet!! Nudge prolly feels lazy and wanna chillout~ lolz!! XD though that sounds more like Basil to me.. hehehe.. where was the bird? in front? behind?

  • haha…yes…he was was probably snoozing away…the bird was out back on the clothesline…right on the end (both were) on the first and last line, side by side kinda…just taking shelter from the rain…i stood at the kitchen bench inside and dared not go further, but Basil snuck right up to the screen door at the back….and they didn’t fly away… Nudge was laying in his chair outside…i was very surprised the maggies stayed long enough for me to enjoy them today :)

    – © Karin Taylor

  • silentcries
    silentcriesover 4 years ago

    aaaaaaaaaa!!!! so near!!!! that’s so sweet!! so cute!! =D good thing Bas didn’t manage to chase them away.. lolz!! if he does, make him sing!!! XD

  • lol…well he couldn’t go out there, he was stuck in the house behind the screen…he’s so naughty he tore up our front door screen….meow meow meow all the time to be let in, to be let out….arrgh…we need a cat door on the front instead of the side really…. lol

    – © Karin Taylor

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