Thoughts about birds are fascinating
Though I can only count as many
This world is fascinating
Because it gives us birds
Birds like the Albatross, pigeons, canaries, and doves
How they live and find their mate
How they adapt and survive
They are fascinating as with the eyes of a child.
The Albatross of Galapagos Island…
Is that how I envision paradise?
The albatross isn’t it from the lyrics of a song by the Little River Band ‘Cool Change?’
Wow! Time for a cool change…cool change…cool change…
Sailing on a cool and bright clear water…staring at a full moon like a lover…
At the moment, I’d love to freshly smell this little world
Where words can only paint this picture beautifully
And music carries them to our ears
And they live to tell the tale
Of people who dream their greatest dreams.
But the albatross flies and swims in this beautifully huge ocean
And can remain flying in years…
The albatross has everything under his long and strong wings
If not happy for what the world gives it then, is it lonely?
Those birds that flock around the city
sitting on a wire
do they whisper, a dream they desire? Or are they like us—
trying to observe the world without a permanent address and live only for the time?
Little birds in my city sit on a wire like armies of birds they wait for the time
When jeepneys honk their loudest sound, the birds jump off the wire and fly
I thought they’d leave and say goodbye
instead, they go back and sit one more time…again…and again…
until it rains heavy and the air feels cold without the sun in the sky
this repetition takes the melancholic view of my city
and the people of the city can’t seem to notice how the birds have whispered
over the roofs of their luxurious cars
And I wonder if only we use the sky with only the moon and the stars at night
and forget the rest that reside?
I wonder if birds stare at the same sky to throw a question for people, how so beautiful is the night without them, birds dancing under the moonlight?