Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Whirling birds dart across the sky like bright waterbugs on a lake. I hear the whap-whap-whap of engines while lying in bed at 5 a.m. and imagine their single bright light, those mechanical stars, moving through morning.


Elizabeth Westmark
Switched At Birth


Gordon Mason said...

Particularly like the sound of the birds in flight.

Dave King said...

Yup, I can go for that. It wins me over.

Lorna said...

Evocative of helicopter flight, the first image that sprang to my mind.

Elizabeth (Beth) Westmark said...

Lorna -- trust your instincts. They were, indeed, helicopters.