Spoonbills, Shopping Carts and Fruit Bat

 

A sleeping spoonbill

stands still on spindly black legs

a splash of lemon sunlight

coats white feathers

and streams across the lily pond

stuttered with the heads

of translucent white flowers

bobbing above azure reflections

wriggling trees fighting dark shadows

on a liquid stage

while conversations of life

conflict with narrow minded

shopping carts

shuddering over the bridge

to waiting cars

splattered about the tarmac

sparkling dabs of colour

contoured with white

laughter flicks into the air

crisp bright tones into the sky

awakening the chorus of gossipy fruit bats

hanging their upside down nagging

upon the moment

black blobs dripping off the trees

the spoon bill gently ruffles

away the cold breath of winter

follows the lemon sun

to the beginning of another canvas

 

For dversepoets Meeting the bar… impressionism

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16 thoughts on “Spoonbills, Shopping Carts and Fruit Bat

  1. Narrow minded shopping carts and … awakening the chorus of gossipy fruit bats
    hanging their upside down nagging
    upon the moment
    black blobs dripping off the trees

    Yes, a lovely word paint.

    Your link isn’t working at dVerse by the way.

  2. ha some really nice imagery in this…i could see it all swirling around me a bit…like the lemon sun…my fav part though was…laughter flicks into the air

    crisp bright tones into the sky

    awakening the chorus of gossipy fruit bats

    because it added another layer, visual and auditory….and the though of bats chorusing as well…smiles…

  3. The Roseate Spoonbills breed across the street from me … quite a different scene from the beautiful and naturalistic one you paint…feels like an Audubon! ‘

    At our place the marshes circle around a pagoda..often it’s dry but usually wet enough for them to feed and nest among the tall grasses. At sunset we see them rise pinkly against a flaming gold sunset.

  4. I follow the spoon bill with you as it slowly wakes, ruffles, and moves through all of this ruckus in the path of the lemon sun. Your word choices are my magic carpet. I love translucent flowers bobbing, wriggling trees, liquid stage, “conflict with narrow-minded shopping carts,” “cars splattered,” etc. Wonderful. Looking forward to the next canvas.

  5. I do like the juxtaposition of nagging bats and shopping trolleys shuddering over the bridge, meanwhile the spoonbill quietly goes about it’s sleeping as if nothing is happening.

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