bird observed

Magpie struts round the wide old plane tree,
looking up at that mottled trunk, glancing back at me.,
checking out the tags daubed upon her bark,
like he knows graffiti’s some kind of art.

9 Jan 2010

Feasting on bindi-eye,
a flock of native pigeons
wear pointed crests atop their heads,
a sharp contrast to their dignified necks
and plump pink bellies.
They are more alien than bird,
until one spreads his tail
and imitates a peacock of dazzling greys.

7 Jan 2010


About Francesca Jurate Sasnaitis

Me = Francesca Jurate Kristina Sasnaitis... also known as Jūrytė/ Jūrytėle/ Jūračiuk/ Jurachook/ U-Russia/ Urata/ Rata/ Jay-bird/ Jay-peg/ Miss J/ Big J/ France/ Franca.... Sasna/ Fox/ Greville/ Knight... and Nerada Netis... as far as I can remember... oh, and there's still room for Kristina... somewhere, sometime... Me = drew, painted, made sculpture, then stopped; printed photographs, then stopped; wrote, then stopped; made furniture, then stopped; made prints, then stopped; became a bookseller and stopped; wrote some more, kept writing some... and more... started painting again... sold a few more books... stopped... wrote some more, kept writing some... and more... and now seeing words, writing images... was that last bit too wanky? What goes around comes around, I guess...
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5 Responses to bird observed

  1. Brita says:

    gorgeous Jurate! So great to see your writing here…

  2. pete spence says:

    is this the start of a 13 ways of looking at a magpie?

    • Jurate Sasnaitis says:

      Odd you should mention Wallace Stevens… I was actually going to base my second publication (haven’t actually produced the first one yet!) on 13 Ways/Blackbird, though not necessarily just about the bird.

  3. pete spence says:

    the synchroids must be loosed upon ye air!


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