The BLUEBIRD (tender trust)

The BLUEBIRD (tender trust)

A Poem by Richard
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~ teach me ~


If I come a fledgling bluebird

will you teach me how

to sing;

when I've fallen from my nest

will you mend my

broken-wing?


If I land upon your shoulder

fly my way into

your heart,

will you let me know your love's

safe haven ~ nevermore

we'll part?


If I learn to love and trust you,

bring you twigs from

tender bough...

will you hold me gently to your breast,

my joyous songs will

you allow?


Will your heart soar to see me fly

as I glide aloft upon our

drafts sublime,

my wings spread in proudest glory,

showing my love for you

each time?


When winter's snows have fallen,

will I find you there

to share,

for all my life to you

give all I have,

my beauty

my wings

my voice


... and yet ...


will you really

always

care?



Richard W. Jenkins

©2015

"Trust for and dedication to another living-being is commitment

never to take lightly or for granted ~ The heart and soul

are truly fragile things to take into one's own care,

all too often misunderstood as weakness." 



© 2017 Richard



Author's Note

Richard
Critical, well-intended, reviews are always appreciated. : )

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Richard,
This poem comes As the vulnerable openness of a heart laid out. In fact as I studied this one I felt that Mr. Blue Bird began to take on personality and soul, even desire and questions of the reader's very life.
As in; "will you mend my broken wing?" "Will you teach me how to sing?" The context is pretty real, as this is a "fledgling blackbird" and "fallen from it's nest."
In just this beginning portion, I could really 'see' the reality of this effort made by your subject.
"If I land upon your shoulder
Fly my way into your heart
Will you let me know your love's
safe haven never more
we'll part?
The entry, 'teach me' at the beginning of this poem is a great start, for in life we are taught if we are teachable.
Trust, giving and sharing were all seen within "Bluebird."
Bless you,
Kathy




Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Week Ago

Gosh, Dearheart,
Another prime example how the site stumbles in letting me know I've received.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

6 Days Ago

Richard,
Bluebird was a study for me of some aspect of caring and patience. Do I want caring.. read more



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Beautiful- wanting seeking needing that place of softness and security knowing you can return to that safe haven like the Swallow returns to the same place every year knowing the safety of the year before- trusting that it shall be found safe again- softness of the song of the melody echoed as it sings- 🌹

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 Days Ago

Wonderfully spoken, Kelly,
Your words are as a warm caress of understanding, gratitude, and a.. read more
Thoughts In Time

4 Days Ago

Graceful thanks and pleasures are mine🌹
Some words touch, and some words tear the page, to touch... in need to be touched, some things caress the heart with loveliness, overwhelm it, making it flutter and dance, some things caress the heart with beauty, a beauty that pours and pours to the edge, then flows a river... floods a waterfall, and then You start feeling pain, an ethereal pain, that pain of the first baby breath, finding the way into the lungs, the birth of a miracle hurts, the first flow of life inside the veins hurts... only crying is the expression seen.

is it the joyous bliss, that there is a BLUEBIRD singing here over the page, or is it the pain that I can hear him, but I can't reach?

it's not only about the ethereal delicacy, it's the way Your words tear up from the page, to settle in my depths, from Your "inner" somewhere unknown, to my inner "somewhere unknown" each sing, happy and sad, loving and loved, trusted and trusting... misunderstood to weakness, yes that's one problem, "always care" that's the other one... people must stop judging emotional sensitive beings, accuse them with weakness, or accuse the strong ones to be insensitive, I always tuned my ears away from what others might think of me, I didn't need or want their own judgements when I know my own self better than what they know about their own ones, and IF there, there is that heavenly haven of Yours, when You can be You, the real true You... how come You won't trust it completely? not being commitment to it? abandoning Your self wholly to it? free with no fears? revealing even the fragile parts of You? the wounds? the scars?

if there is any poem that reveals Your most beautiful gentlest sensitive inner that would be this, if there any poem that reveals the true loving lover You are, that's it, and if there is a poem that reveals the pure secretive essence of You, the little baby boy, the man and the bard, that would be it too.

that's not only a poem, that's a most special one, a song of love, hurt, loneliness, need and ache, sung in a bittersweet voice of Your core, the little blue bird. 

Posted 5 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

4 Days Ago

Dear GH,
No doubt my little Bluebird poem has touched you deeply, inspiring such thoughtful, .. read more
Some lines are musically wonky compared to the rest of the poem, but all in all, holy kwap! For starters, I can relate (you and I share a common interest in bluebirds as a symbol of love), and second of all, the narrative, the imagery, the juicy lines - everything is simply divine. Much enjoyed! Well done! (mend the musicality issues, and this would be an absolute gem)!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Week Ago

Your comments make me wonder if you realize this is an unmetered Free Style composition (Free Verse .. read more
emipoemi

1 Week Ago

With all due respect, I did realize that this is a rhymed Free Verse.....well, to be honest, the Fre.. read more
Richard

1 Week Ago

I cannot say I disagree with you in what you've offered.
In fact, to accomplish this "musical.. read more
Yes! Yes!
I would give all that
to you pretty bluebird

And when winters cold doth fall
I will feed and keep you warm
Till Spring cometh round again

Will you stay with me
When spring warms up
And food is less rare


Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Week Ago

Well,
After those fetching poetical words, as a fledgling bluebird, I think I surely would.read more
tender loving kind poem to your beloved... beautiful

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Week Ago

Thank you for reading, Lady Marilyn,
Your accolades and praise truly bless this tender little.. read more
marilyn 1225

1 Week Ago

THANKS IT IS SPRING HERE
Richard

1 Week Ago

Yes, I know … it's Spring here, too. : )
Richard,
This poem comes As the vulnerable openness of a heart laid out. In fact as I studied this one I felt that Mr. Blue Bird began to take on personality and soul, even desire and questions of the reader's very life.
As in; "will you mend my broken wing?" "Will you teach me how to sing?" The context is pretty real, as this is a "fledgling blackbird" and "fallen from it's nest."
In just this beginning portion, I could really 'see' the reality of this effort made by your subject.
"If I land upon your shoulder
Fly my way into your heart
Will you let me know your love's
safe haven never more
we'll part?
The entry, 'teach me' at the beginning of this poem is a great start, for in life we are taught if we are teachable.
Trust, giving and sharing were all seen within "Bluebird."
Bless you,
Kathy




Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Week Ago

Gosh, Dearheart,
Another prime example how the site stumbles in letting me know I've received.. read more
Kathy Van Kurin

6 Days Ago

Richard,
Bluebird was a study for me of some aspect of caring and patience. Do I want caring.. read more
Nicely penned, I enjoyed this one. I interpreted this as a baby talking to his mother, and it brought sadness at the end.

One of your best, I think. :)

Posted 8 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Karen,
Your thoughts and resulting feeling on this piece are certainly appreciated.. read more
I LOVE how the blue bird to me represents fragility. The people we fall in love with or that are in our inner circle are meant to be treated with this kind of tenderness and true intent. The images here overflow with a loving scent! This piece speaks of true loves trust both ways in a promise for sure. Like a proposal of sorts. Our hearts are tender and a gift to be had and given. A beautiful reminder of what we are truly offering to another as well as recieving when we take. A responsiblility to remember the little blue bird always as the one we first met.
Another amazing piece!! Clap clap clap

Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

11 Months Ago

Gosh, Tabby!
What a wonderfully beautiful, touching, and deeply felt review of understand, co.. read more
Tabby Mac

11 Months Ago

My pleasure and honor! You are so talented I'm grateful to have met you!
Tabby
Richard

11 Months Ago

Me, too … blush*
Richard, it doesn't surprise me in the least how beautifully penned this truly is. I enjoyed this from start to finish, as I do with all of your poetry. Thank you for sharing this piece.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Richard

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Paul, ever-so humbly and gratefully, for your gratifying praise and enjoyment of this gen.. read more

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