Song of Glass


Heavenly bird song
Coming from under my AC
In the torrid heat of the city
Who are you singing to
Such sweet sounds
Like balm to the soul
Are you sent by God
As a messenger
Of the Divine
Your song
A stained glass
Portrait of divine color
Before my eyes
Oh, gentle creature
How do you survive
In the harsh life
Of the city?
Thank you for
A few minutes
Of divinity
Coming to rest
On my fire escape

20 responses

  1. Every day without fail, birds bring special moments to my life Ellen, and as they do for so many of course. I see woodpeckers swooping gracefully to enter the perfectly rounded apertures they create in the orchard trees. I see wrens and robins hopping around my back door in the expectation of a treat of oats, or perhaps some bug unseen and un-gifted by me. And I hear blackbirds, the most wonderful Turdus Merula, singing their erratic and atonal tunes to me at dusk as if in some unfailing bid to make me laugh. How bland the world might risk seeming without these divine little creatures? H ❤

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    July 29, 2015 at 5:18 PM

    • You are blessed to hear and see so many birds. And, indeed, how bland the world would be without birds! Thank you so much for reading the post and writing your thoughts. ❤ ellen

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      July 30, 2015 at 1:21 PM

  2. Lovely post. So nice to hear the birdsong in your NY surroundings. Is the picture an actual stained glass piece?

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    July 29, 2015 at 11:33 PM

    • Yes, it was in an antique shop. Yes, it is lovely to hear bird song in NYC!! Thanks for your supportive comment. Poetry is not flowing these days and I had big doubts about this one so I appreciate the comment very much. Hope you are fine!


      July 30, 2015 at 1:27 PM

  3. And a song of thanks from you. x o x

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    July 30, 2015 at 3:52 AM

  4. Birdsong refreshes the soul. I am lucky to be surrounded with nature and its gifts! Its so lovely that you heard the bird beyond the AC. Its a real gift in the city!

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    July 30, 2015 at 9:33 AM

    • Yes, definitely a real gift in the city and definitely refreshment for the soul.! Thanks for writing! Best, Ellen

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      July 30, 2015 at 1:29 PM

  5. It’s stained glass beauty..
    Love it and love you Ellen❤️


    July 30, 2015 at 4:30 PM

  6. Amazing, Ellen… It appears that the birds have made their way to the shade of your AC Unit, and reached through your own heart to a far wider audience here. How amazing it is to think, that a bird down in NYC, has sung me a song today… 🙂

    Stay cool!
    Tell the birds thank you for me…

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    August 1, 2015 at 8:39 PM

    • Thank you, Michael, for your generous comment. We all touch each other all over the world.
      From a hot city with love,

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      August 1, 2015 at 10:49 PM

  7. Genie


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    August 2, 2015 at 4:09 PM

  8. Dear deer Ellen my friend …I have missed you and came searching and found the song of your beautiful bird so delightful and sweet …thinking of you with love , megxxx

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    August 26, 2015 at 7:12 AM

  9. Dear Meg, Thank you for your sweet note and show of concern. I have not been doing any blog posts or reading of posts for quite some time and I have yet to write a post to explain why because I am just understanding little by little what has happened to me. Lots of hard stuff. I will post something in the near future. I think of you and others I care about but have been unable to do more than that. Apologies to you and thank you for reaching out. Love, Ellen

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    August 30, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    • I feel your lovely soul Ellen , and I knew you were feeling sad …there is no need for you to even explain or apologize but please hold onto all the beauty of YOU …how very dear of you to be thinking of all of us while you are having difficult days …May peace arrive soon my beautiful friend ….love and hugs , lots of them …megxxx

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      August 31, 2015 at 8:00 AM

      • Thanks so much, Meg! Many hugs to you! Love, Ellen


        September 4, 2015 at 6:16 PM

  10. Genie

    Ellen, your creativity will help you get through a tough time, take photos, write poems, even if you don’t want to share them, just move your energy forward with creativity, it’s your saving grace.

    Thinking about you and sending you lots of love,
    Genie ❤

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    September 1, 2015 at 8:46 PM

  11. Thanks so much, Genie. There is just nothing. I am going to try reducing the meds and see. You’re a beautiful soul. Love, ellen


    September 4, 2015 at 6:15 PM

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