Bird Words

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Bird Words

A comfort of song-thrushes
a peck of worm-hunters
a jabber of sparrows
a swoop of ospreys
a tickle of feathers
a stoop of kestrels
a perch of parrots
a wheel of flight
the fluttering
the beauty
the verve
of birds

Bird Words for dVerse.  The image is of the bathroom window made by Jock and left behind in our last house.  In turn, it was a repeat of one he made for our first French House.

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21 Responses to Bird Words

  1. TheY fly
    TheY fly
    parrot
    says
    that’s
    aLL
    tHey
    kNows..;)

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  2. You have honoured the best of them here! Oh the “verve of birds”! Love it. 🙂

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  3. whimsygizmo says:

    What a gorgeous window, Viv! And I’m tickled by your slow trickle of bird words. Wonderful.

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  4. I think I can hear the birds coming together in the end…

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  5. lillian says:

    Nicely done! Love the listing…..love the narrowing!

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  6. felicity says:

    I love this. Especially this:
    “a swoop of ospreys
    a tickle of feathers”

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  7. Bodhirose says:

    Really fun, Viv. The prompt was such an interesting one. You and your husband are so talented. I just clicked on “Jock’s Embroideries”…just amazing and I also admired your quilting handiwork. I love the stained glass window that your husband crafted too. What a creative couple you make!

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  8. I adore your bird words, Viv!! 🙂

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  9. I love birds, of every kind, in every place even thieving magpies. That window is beautiful, must have been a bit heartbreaking to leave it and others behind.

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  10. othermary says:

    Yes, just so. Delightful!

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  11. tialys says:

    I followed the link and it was so interesting – I hadn’t heard of many of those bird words. I think my particular favourite has to be ‘a paddle of ducks’.

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  12. Bastet says:

    Cool … how suitable for spring!

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  13. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This is absolutely stunning Viv 🙂

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  14. Jock is as talented as you Viv. I love those parrots.

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  15. Yes, Viv! Everything of birds is typically represented there. Cleverly done!

    Hank

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  16. Grace says:

    How beautiful these birds are ~ Love the group of birds in your poem Viv ~

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  17. katechiconi says:

    An exaltation of larks, a murmuration of starlings, a parliament of rooks. You’ve picked one of my favourite classes of words. Love this poem, Viv!

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