Tuesday, November 18, 2014

News today, omen -- a 4-6-4-6-6 Tanka poem -- for Josie's Two Shoes Tuesday

Read the News Today?**
Did you observe?
Bad omen? Take over?
 Birds in the streets
What should be up is down
Can you see, are they armed?

Photos and Poem Copyright, © 2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
I wrote this 4-6-4-6-6 Tanka for Josie Two Shoes and am linked with her here.  Her
 instructions, "writing themes to choose from are observe and omen" and I used both.
** Note:  I am reminded of the Beatles song,
"I read the news today, oh boy" 

"I read the news today, oh boy
About a lucky man who made the grade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to laugh
I saw the photograph
He blew his mind out in a car
He didn't notice that the lights had changed
A crowd of people stood and stared
They'd seen his face before
Nobody was really sure if he was from the House of Lords
I saw a film today, oh boy

The English army had just won the war
A crowd of people turned away
But I just had to look, having read the book
I'd love to turn you on
Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream
Ahh, ahh, ahh
I read the news today, oh boy
Four thousand holes in Blackburn, Lancashire
And though the holes were rather small
They had to count them all
Now they know how many holes it takes to fill the Albert Hall
I'd love to turn you on

Read more: Beatles - A Day In The Life Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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Okay, that song is now in my head. I'm sure it will spin there for some time and then be replaced by something else.

Have a fabulous day. ☺
Yup, earworm firmly implanted!
Love the post, though. Reminds me of Lowell's poem "Auspex" and Hitchcock's The Birds all at the same time. Birds are scary.
Personally I quite like to see birds with confidence (or desparate need perhaps). I suppose their aggression is related to the seasons staking territory or fossicking for food...much like humans in fact!
Great imagination and lyrical poem. I enjoyed it. I love birds. I agree with oldegg. They are probably hungry. Maybe need to throw them some bread?
Just stopping by and saying hello - so are you cold there in Texas?
Birds! They rested on our laundry lines a few times last week. We chased them away because they dirtied our clean laundry, Dr Jim :)
I loved this Jim! So glad to see you joining in at TST this week! Last year we were feeding birds in our yard and I accidentally bought a bag of feed with corn in it. Came home from work and it looked like Hitchock's movie "The Birds"... house, roof, tree, yard, and deck, covered with many, many doves... very messy and a little creepy! Made sure not to by that kind of bird feed again! :-)
Great Beatles song. This poem made me think of drones disguised as birds, infiltrating our world. I admit it is a little far fetched but are they armed? Loved the photos as well.
I like your offering. I think all of the current politicians are vultures, so the "dirty" birds in the streets, well that is relatable. I really dislike politics. As for "A Day in the Life", that is relatable, too. I have written on this very thing, myself.
last three words are rather interesting

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