Pleiades

rock and sea there grows a tree branches bejeweled insightfully celestial sparks with indigo wings coax the dark into bending things smitten with the weaver of these chromatic birds that kiss my mouth and birth these words . © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Art by Paul Bond, “The Releasing of Sorrows”

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Daughter of Icarus

he looked at me and said, “don’t settle”. you are made of a fierce mettle, woman, you have long to live, strong. life is a fearsome thing, yet never forget, as a mother and lover the power you bring”. his tattoo winked, and i saw the grief, of broken promises and lies. “choose yourself instead”, […]

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Ferocity

i sing to you through the velvet truth of my gaze slivered and spooned for slumber like the silver birds that ornament the celestial canopy i breath a life force honesty the heeling rain that lines your veins caressing the cambium’s peeling rifts i am the smoldering earth’s molten terrain roaring with the passionate ferocity […]

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Entrustment

polarity, and unidirectional flow, beaver gnaws the splitting trunk, heartwood and porous walls a sheltering warmth awaiting the beat of spring’s tiny wings. . you- i love, below and above. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Art: Hummingbird and Barn Owl

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Relations

a world obsessed with the fabricated nest of chaos. peace rests, in the interstice  of breath, born by the effort of our wings. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Painting: Hummingbirds by Meirou

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Fidelity

Love yearns  neither for ground  nor for sky, the compression  of time, a vanishing distance between you and i. body to soul, suspension of flight,  an eternal velocity, outpacing light. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Bird at Rest

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Synergy

amid blooms, the petaled providence of time strokes a downy breast, as eager tongue draws sun-honeyed dew. . quantum fuel flutters a precise alleron energy, the joy of bounds burst. there is no mystery in this ebb and flow, as i come to know our nature-heart, a union of poles, i come to you, beloved, […]

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Lengthening Shadows

Rising to fly west at dawn, winging their way east at sunset, wise crows don their shadows, never chase them. Silk taffeta overcoats, elegant as obsidian in moonlight, i envy their finery. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Crow by Kathy Fornal

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Warbler’s Speech

a rapid, staccato tune, drizzled into the silence between eighth notes. . in a world of clang  and clatter, what does it matter that she sings faster? . she will fall from the sky in a season or two. those who truly listen are the rare few. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Cherish

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Herding Hens

we determine our future with each fleeting thought. though mine tend to scratch and scatter,  digging in the slippery grass. with apron outstretched, i try to ease them back through the gate. but they rise and race randomly, incessantly attempting to flee the coop. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Maremma Guarding Chickens

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