The Starling and the Willow, A Love Story

The Starling and the Willow, A Love Story

A Poem by Pryde Foltz
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Grandfather North began his hyperborean reign; from his lips algid slivers and shards descended; so began the season of Cimmerian shade ...

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The Starling and the Willow: 

A Love Story





(Excerpt)


Grandfather North began his hyperborean reign 

from his lips algid slivers and shards descended

so began the season of Cimmerian shade


The willow stood naked, elegant, and graceful

Lithe limbs dancing to a dirge of the iced, the elegiacal


She whispered to the shivering starling 


Come, little bird, take harbourage 

Among my impoverished laments

I offer shelter, all I have to give 

Come; endure this dark together ...



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The Starling and the Willow is published in Strays. t can also be ordered in through your local bookstores and libraries.

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It is available here or through your local bookstores and libraries.

© 2019 Pryde Foltz


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Giving comfort in a turbulent time. Sometimes we need the comfort others are willing to offer.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Pryde Foltz

3 Years Ago

It is what it is always about ... more so when we forget:)
A lovely write Pryde. Felt folk like like the widens with nature.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Pryde Foltz

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Andrew. I am finding that nature has become a great love of mine:)
Lovely write I love the inaction of the willow and the starling ;-] Love willow trees.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Pryde Foltz

3 Years Ago

Thank you, WW:) Much appreciated.
Is a while since I came to read and hear.. how foolish a fool I am, Pryde. Slowly read your poem, second time aloud, trying to find the pauses you intended .. but.. But when I hear your rich voice speak I realise that whilst i know the letters used, I don't and never will know their underlying emotions. How preciously rich and sincere they are and. beautiful in every way.. ..

Posted 3 Years Ago


Pryde Foltz

3 Years Ago

Thank so much for this incredibly lovely review:)
emmajoy

3 Years Ago

Great to say your face and words, Pryde. Miss your regular reading, etc. Time and tide wait for.... read more
Pryde Foltz

3 Years Ago

Thank, Emma. I am still writing and posting but on the HIVE blockchain. Come check us out:) Differen.. read more
dear Pryde... a lovely overture from a Willow
who lost a friend to a Maple for lack of
sunshine and warmth. truly a whimsical tale
with ancient aires. Pat

Posted 4 Years Ago


Pryde Foltz

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much, Patricia:)
Patricia Wedel

4 Years Ago

dear Pryde... I adore the last seven or so lines of your poem... in fact, the entire poem is breatht.. read more
I enjoy listening to you rea your words Pryde, they become alive allowing us the imagine and feel and think....

one of the thinks I thought about is diversity and how differences are part of and enhance our world, but also how it is through this diversity we are all connected and flow from and are emersed with each other both the natural world as well as humanity and how we compliment each other and the world around us if we are conscious of it…. so that there is both the lines of demarcation as well as the fuzziness where things mix it us so to speak.... sparrows may never roost in willows but humanity can embrace its diversity and become stronger.... and as you mention, there is a sadness in the strictness of difference...

thanks for sharing Pryde and for allowing me to contemplate...

Posted 4 Years Ago


Pryde Foltz

4 Years Ago

Thanks so much, Curt. I think you are right. Diversity is our strength:)
Wonderful written and verbal poetry shared dear Pryde. I am listening to your words on YouTube. I love your verbal poetry my friend.
Coyote

Posted 4 Years Ago


Pryde Foltz

4 Years Ago

Thank you, John:)
Coyote Poetry

4 Years Ago

You are welcome dear Pryde.
such elegant and wondrous use of the language my dear!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Pryde Foltz

4 Years Ago

Thank you, E:)
you made nature more beautiful,sometimes nature is brutal

Posted 4 Years Ago


Pryde Foltz

4 Years Ago

Thanks, Ron:)
 wordman

4 Years Ago

you`re welcome,,merry christmas

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Pryde Foltz
Pryde Foltz

Vancouver, Canada



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