34 responses to “The blackbird’s reason to sing

  1. As I started to read this poem, Björn, a blackbird was just finishing its evening song before retiring. Now all is quiet until tomorrow, when we should have another glorious sunny day. What a wonderful poem! I love the burst of song and buds.

  2. A tiny gem, brother, with internal rhymes and solstice soul. I like the Joni Mitchell blackbird the most, the Beatles second.

  3. I agree with you. The blackbird has the loveliest song. The nightingale’s is more varied, but the blackbird’s is fruity and fluting and symbolises summer.

  4. This is beautiful. I don’t know if I’ve ever heard a blackbird. We have a lot of crows near us, which is decidedly not the same. I’m not sure “sing” could be properly used to describe what crows do.

  5. Your poetry shines light where darkness is routine. That false expectation that just because the label is here should be cause for celebration, when that isn’t it at all. ❤

  6. This is lovely, Björn!
    We don’t have them or Jane’s nightingales here. I just found a video of a blackbird singing. I found they’re a type of thrush (our robins are in the same family).

  7. The red-winged blackbirds have been frequenting my bird feeders, Bjorn. Your poem is a gentle, thoughtful breath of fresh air!

  8. I have some red-winged blackbirds around here and they sing a wonderful song and are surely a sign of spring. I think they sing in a slow slurred whistle. I enjoy any bird-songs 🙂

  9. Just listened to “..blackbird has spoken like the first bird..” and then I came across your beautiful poem. And then, just now I looked up “alliteration” and this is what it said: the occurrence of the same letter or sound at the beginning of adjacent or closely connected words.
    “the alliteration of “sweet birds sang””. My! Synchronicities are happening! Thank you Bjorn.

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