Nestle Does my Bedtime Bird



Imagining a vantage through sentimental memories;
A "personified natural construct" analogy
of resting and waving amidst a swaying canopy,
on a sturdy branch of undisturbed, mature mahogany;

A passerby gale whispers soon fleeting greetings,
as a docile, hydrating mist is mildly coating
subtly-chiming leaves with each little droplet, meeting...
until the finale is complete, and the area is soaking.

Ancestral hymns of livelihood sings forth from the working chirper.
To fortify before the long flight was the maker's decision.
Hopping-out and spreading wings without a boast of fervor,
after building and crafting stability, with materials for revisions;

Then gone, left an emptiness and desire for that creator of mine;
Patiently poised in a particular place and position;
Now, reappeared from being away for a season in time;
My purpose and function has arrived back into fruition.

About this poem

I was given inspiration one night in a Cuyahoga County jail. Even though my situation was rather unwell at the time, I had a moment of clarity, serenity, and creativity, and after around 5 hours throughout that night into the next morning, I scratched draft after draft (I somehow had a decent flimsy pen and quite a few sheets of paper to work with) and made sure it was picture perfect in terms of penmanship. I mailed it to my mother after a grueling process of deliberating, from my perspective, to be the most appropriate way to convey an uncommon metaphor and a different approach on nature while balancing the syllable count and maintaining a decent rhyme structure. I really enjoy this one, and I hope you do as well! Thank you! 

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Submitted by IntoIntuition on June 02, 2021

Modified on March 12, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme XAAA XBBB CDCX XDXD
Closest metre Iambic octameter
Characters 881
Words 137
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

Matthew Franklin Allen

Born and raised on on the West Side of Cleveland, Ohio, I had been interested in poetry and literature from a rather young age. Lyrics and musical melodies have been bestowed upon me during many a creative bursts, and varying levels of quality poems and songs have been made, conveyed and displayed over time. I can say there is a definite role-play/playful aspect to my poetic style. more…

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  • VandhukK33
    What a open mind.
    LikeReply 11 year ago
  • teril
    I love the music and the imagery of the poem. Your choice of words and pictures is unique and interesting.
    LikeReply 11 year ago

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