The star
-lings are at it again,
breaking the inky skin
of this in
-digo sky. They’ve got
murder on their minds,
if they just can must
-er enough black
to form
a siege


Prompted by Quickly in September, day 6.






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7 Responses to Murmurations

  1. Miz Quickly says:

    Starlings on the wing are fine. Settled in–not so much.

  2. kaykuala says:

    -er enough black
    to form
    a siege

    The idea for survival ought to call for a change of strategy. They must muster their strengths! Good lines Whimsy!


  3. whimsygizmo says:

    Thank you, both. I feel like this got rushed, and flew off on its own. I desperately wanted to play around with the “bird group” names murmuration, murder, muster and siege…but didn’t have the time I wanted. I will come back to this one, soon, I hope.

  4. Shawna says:

    Love what you did with the hyphens to put emphasis on certain syllables, making us read it exactly how you wanted us to. And I ♥ star-lings.

  5. Those starlings will devour the feed – all at once! Murder the birdfeeders is what they do! They are a wonderful sight, however, just to watch when they fly together. If they would just pass by!

  6. Kir Piccini says:

    without using the word murder, this reminded me of my sons. How they are cahoots quite often to light up the night with sound, rumbles, voices.

    I loved this for precisely that reason.

  7. julespaige says:

    You are a Mistress Master of line breaks!

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