Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Aubade

Yep, Hopper taught me a new word.

My own voice says Hello
My own voice asks "what are you doing?"
My own voice wakes the dogs
The parrot knows
When the dogs start barking
I'll let them out
And give him his peanut.

What the parrot doesn't know
Is that I leave him by the window
To watch the sun rise
And wake me
On purpose

If he knew
He'd probably still work for peanuts

13 comments:

BBC said...

Interesting the new words we come upon out there. Many of them not needed.

I fight my head everyday, have for years now. I argue with and learn a lot from the cosmos. What I've learned wasn't to be found in books. I'm sure it's there in some old texts from way past, before organized religions, but I haven't come across it.

I have battery operated drills, I call them my screwing devices. Ha, ha, ha.

Debra Kay said...

I learn best from doing/being. Sometimes books provide a reference point, or even a starting point. One of the things I ponder is, if we are here in form and shape, why do we spend so much time trying to transcend the body? That's a bit like sleeping through the movie, isn't it?

studio lolo said...

This is WONDERFUL!! I'm putting my self-help books away and replacing them with your wise posts.

Debra Kay said...

Oh Lolo, that is probably not a good idea.

Michele said...

Are you really sure the bird doesn't know what you are up to? : )

human being said...

Beautiful...
Loved the humor and that clever ending...

Forever Young said...

methinks that is one wise birdie!
methinks it's a happy awakening for all!

Hopper said...

yeah... i'm not sure that you're fooling that parrot... he'd still make a racket even if there was no peanuts involved... lol...

i like this piece a lot... makes me think of a mind sitting and watching sun rise... stretching its wings for warmth, and in readiness for flight...

thanks for being around the corner from me... and take care (you and your parrot... lol)...

Anonymous said...

HAHHAHAAA, agree about your parrot ... nothing gets past them and he'll scream anyway. My kids do the same for free!

Debra Kay said...

Oliver probably does know what's up. I sneak in at night so as not to wake him. The other day I took a nap and when I woke up, he was snoring.

He also farts and then says "was that YOU?" I like it that he's had an interesting life, he is surely a colorful character.

He is a mind encased in a feathery body.

BBC said...

One of the things I ponder is, if we are here in form and shape, why do we spend so much time trying to transcend the body?

I'm not trying to transcend the body, Spirit is trying to enjoy the body's existence here as it flows through it.

At some point in time you have to stop reading books and start thinking for yourself. - Einstein.

Diana Evans said...

what a wonderful read....nice to pop by and see your work Debra...

sukipoet said...

Very nice. I love the humour and being woken by your own voice, the parrot mimicing you. Also, parrot as rooster, greeting the dawn. Blessings, Suki

PS if BBC turns away from books why do you read and respond to blogs?