Friday, January 13, 2017

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The grackle is a common place blackbird, i find them quite charming and elegant with their long extravagant tails. They skip on my wall, and swoop down when the lawn grass is freshly cut. Maybe they like the scent of cut grass. On the wall they are brave and curious at the same time. I never tire of looking at them. I talk to them sometimes, they draw nearer when they hear my voice. They whistle outside my closed window. I peek at them behind the closed panes.

a moon ripened -
in the eye of a grackle
a stare defiant
© gillena cox 2017




[a little water colour added]


[quick charcoal sketch]
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43 Comments:

Blogger Debi Swim said...

I like black birds. The grackles I've heard don't have the most pleasant sound though. But this is about attitude "a stare defiant" lovethat

12:39 PM  
Blogger Sandee Setliff said...

While Grackles aren't my favorite bird I do enjoy their iridescent colors, especially when the sun shines on them. I guess we are bird brains today, I painted one too, love your lunch break sketch!

12:49 PM  
Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

What's not to love of birds and moon... especially when a bit of defiance is added to the mix.

1:05 PM  
Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...

Whistles!!❤️💖 This is absolutely splendid writing Gillena, love those grackles and the spirit which you have woven in your verse. Sigh.. may their charm and elegance continue to affect us. Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support❤️💖


Lots of love,
Sanaa

1:09 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

You are right Debi, theirs is not the "sweet" whistling kind, but the hold their own in their stares

Thanks for dropping in

much love...

1:14 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Oh yes, i luv the sunlight on their feathers, magnificent!!!

thanks for dropping in Sandee

much love...

1:16 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

for sure Magaly

Thanks for dropping by

much love...

1:16 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

❤️ Happy you stopped by Sanaa 💖

much love...

1:17 PM  
Blogger My name is Erika. said...

Loving your grackle art. I don't get them at my house, but I used to at my old house. They are interesting birds. happy weekend. :) Hugs-Erika

1:19 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Erika

Much love...

2:25 PM  
Blogger sirkkis said...

Lovely sketches and words.
Happy PPF ❤

3:04 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Sirkkis

Much love...

3:06 PM  
Blogger denthe said...

Don't know grackles, but from the description I'd say the words fit perfectly... Happy PPF ♥

4:53 PM  
Blogger Linda Kunsman said...

they can be annoying birds but they are still fun to watch. Fine drawings and poetry. Happy PPF again-and SO glad you linked up your poetry page earlier-I just loved it.

5:57 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Denthe

Much love...

6:26 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by Linda

Much love...

6:27 PM  
Blogger Rommy said...

I love the way their wings look when the sunlight catches them just right. I can see why you were inspired by them.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

The oriental feel of your sketch complements your haiku poem perfectly. You should work on etegami cards too. Blessings!

7:31 PM  
Blogger Giggles said...

Love this bird with your wonderful commentary! Beautiful artwork! Nothing like the sweet sound of the little birds!!

Hugs Giggles

1:19 AM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

I think I would like the Grackle, we do have a few noisy birds that make use of the easy pickings in the gardens after grass is cut or soil turned over in Australia. Like the Grackle they too give you the eye asserting their rights as well.

4:55 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Rommy

much love...

7:55 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Arnoldo, its does have that etegami quality. Thanks for your appreciation

much love...

7:56 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Giggles

much love...

7:57 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Robin

much love...

7:58 AM  
Blogger NatashaMay said...

Lovely. We have a lot of birds around our house, too, but we have cats so they stay a safe distance until the sunflowers bloom. :) Then they're all over them.

8:30 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Oh nice; thanks for dropping in Natasha

much love...

9:24 AM  
Anonymous Ellecee said...

I enjoy these birds, too. They add noise mornings that may feel too silent and I love their seeming independence, brazen and beautiful. You have described them so well and I like your sketches as well.

5:39 PM  
Blogger Christine said...

cute sketch Gillena!

6:55 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Never heard a grackle - great name, though. We have magpie larks which sound as if they have the same sort of character. Some of them sound like rusty bicycles when they start to 'warble' though! I really like the simple loose style you've used to draw the bird.

6:57 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Glad you dropped in Ellecee

much love...

9:14 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks Christine

much love...

9:14 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Tracy

much love...

9:15 PM  
Blogger Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous charcoal sketch onto grey paper Gillena, the beautiful matching Haiku lifts it even the more. I so enjoyed it with the beautiful music.

Love and hugs
Maarit

6:18 AM  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

What a beautiful post - i love the mix of poem, art work and most of all joining you talking to the grackles

6:35 AM  
Blogger Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

I actually enjoyed that other link. LOL Your art like your poetry is always so beautiful and inspiring. Adam Hurst how can you not like him?

11:49 AM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks, Maarit


much love...

2:35 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Jae

much love...

2:36 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Nicole thanks for dropping by

much love...

2:37 PM  
Blogger Irene Rafael said...

I was not familiar with a Grackle by name. I looked them up and now I recognize them. Lovely poem, music and art!

2:09 PM  
Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for dropping in Irene

much love...

5:07 PM  
Blogger Indira said...

I like grackles too. Lovely art and poem.

12:25 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Indira

much love...

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