SOLC 3 of 31: Birds in Trees

Black birds so thick

in leave-less trees

A collective chirp

so loud that

it interrupts the quiet sky

An understood “stay put” until

one flies

and then the swarm

fills the sky with a

cloud of moving black dots

and once-again,

the tree is empty.


  1. caroline524 said,

    March 3, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    What vivid imagery! I was easily able to picture the scene in my head. I especially like the image of the swarm filling the sky.

  2. March 3, 2016 at 3:58 pm

    You described what I have been seeing in my backyard nearly every day for the past week. Brilliant descriptions, Jodi.

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