show-off

show-off
march 2013
howick domain

magpie
Clown afoot, pic by Keikei

you start
from way
up there
in the darkness
and gold-edged
green of those
leaves branches
laden with
late summer
and late summer
shadow
from there
you zoom
come down
as if on a swing
drawn up to the
heart of the blue
and let go
and at the
very last second
do your aerial
skid and upwards
kick inches in front
of the windscreen
just showing off
complete theatre in
black and white
sharp-nosed jester
dressed in a
somersault
just for the
hell of it
no need at
all not the
slightest
need,
you
magpie,
you

Copyright © 2021 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music for the reading is from the third movement, ‘Allegro’ of Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto in E-flat major. interpreted here by the Norwegian Symphony Orchestra with Tine Thing Helseth on trumpet.

2 thoughts on “show-off”

  1. captures their zip and sizzle well. a tremendous bird, such a character-villian. always enjoying your photographs, too.

    Like

    1. Thanks, Dean, you could write something straight-away with that ‘character-villian’ description. Thanks too for the mention of the photographs, trying to use my own or Keikei’s as much as possible.

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s