Occhiolism: On Feeling Small

a robin on a mossy log

Occhiolism: On Feeling Small

how many birds are in that song.
is it one or
two.
does is take
more
for their waterlogged notes
to break through
rain.

how many shades of green make
grass.
is it one or
two.
does it take
more for moss
for leaf-filtered green to reach
the colour
black.

those birds
with their sibilant song,
as if they’re
turning
and turning
the pages of a book.
I think birds see the world from
a star’s
point of view.


The definition of Occhiolism Photo by Lee Jeffs on Unsplash. ©Misky 2021 Shared with #apoemaday on Twitter

7 responses to “Occhiolism: On Feeling Small”

  1. I love the idea of those waterlogged notes breaking through rain. I wonder whether the universe has occhiolism!🙂

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    1. I don’t think I’ve heard such raucous bird song as there was this morning. Usually birds quiet down in the rain. Might have been a cat nearby – one of millions! Don’t know about the universe but I’ve often wondered if an ant’s perspective on size changes when we walk by.

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      1. The birds in my little garden seem to get hungrier when it’s raining! You are right about ants, to them we look like gi-ants!

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        1. 😂😂 gi-ants!!

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