Maya

Maya

you playfully flap
your tiny little wings
on top of my window
every morning, you chirp
songs I can’t sing
you call out your friends
and gather in my garden,
every afternoon
you made my flowers
smile with your joyful
chirping and quirky dancing
you made your
few final despairing flaps
higher and higher
as you hear my dog barking
your friends would
follow thereafter
now I flew myself away
away from the home
we used to be
I wonder if you are still there
every morning
joyfully flapping your wings
chirping and dancing
oh, how I miss you
my tiny little friend
I hope you visit me soon
when I make my homecoming
after COVID 19Β  bid adieu

 

 

Note:

The term Maya refers to a folk taxon often used in the Philippines to refer to a variety of small, commonly observed passerine birds, including several sparrows, finches, and munias.

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41 Comments

  1. maria says:

    You’ve painted a calming imagery with your words, Mich! Ahh I miss probinsya na. Take care. ❀

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohhh hello Maria..i am happy to see you here…

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  2. ivor20 says:

    The birds will be there waiting for us Mich….our garden angels….xxx

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ohh, i hope they will be there Ivor..i hope..

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  3. aysabaw says:

    Tagal ko na ata hindi nakakita ng Maya hehe water hen lang meron dito

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    1. michnavs says:

      Hehehe nakakamiss nga actually…sa atin lng yata meron..

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      1. aysabaw says:

        🀣🀣🀣

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  4. Gina says:

    a beautiful start to great month of poetry – this is really music to my ears

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Gina…
      Keep safe in there..πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—

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      1. Gina says:

        you too my dear friend, thinking of you every day

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      2. michnavs says:

        πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—πŸ€—keep safe Gina.
        Always..

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Sadje..

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      1. Sadje says:

        You’re welcome πŸ˜‰

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, thank you😊

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        Your welcome

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  5. murisopsis says:

    I learn something every day! I am doing 30 poems in 30 days (writing them but not posting). I figure I’ll post them through May and into June since I only post Monday, Wednesday, and Friday…

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    1. michnavs says:

      I am trying to do it for the first time in my years writing..

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  6. So cute and awesome poem, Mich and so beautifully and nicely penned lines.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Kamal…stay safe 😚

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  7. calmkate says:

    what a delightful memory of your home garden πŸ™‚
    Great undertaking, we will enjoy the poems from your fingertips “)

    I was amazed to see a lorikeet here, not usually this far south but so common where I usually live .. glad he found me πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      These little birds are so cute Kate when they sing in chorus they make a lovely melody and i recently learned that most of they build their nests on our roof top.
      But they are scared of my dogs…when they are in my garden i keep the dogs away from them.

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      1. calmkate says:

        oh how lovely Mich to have them nesting right there … yes safer to keep your dogs away πŸ™‚

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  8. Beautiful poem! And I bet the little birds will be there to greet you!
    Nature is keeping a lot of people company and bringing some calm these days.
    We see so many birds and creatures on our walks…the other day we saw a bunny. πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS)))

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    1. michnavs says:

      Nature has been very kind lately Carolyn.i read somewhere that our ozone layer is healing..

      And that bunny, that must be so adorable…we dont have bunny here only of you go to the zoo

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  9. The kind of lovely serene poem I needed to read.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Drew…keep safe

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      1. You too. It ⚘

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  10. oh such a tender piece! Love these lines:
    you made my flowers
    smile with your joyful
    chirping and quirky dancing

    And i am missing home, too!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Ahhh Rosie…i am missing home too..

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      1. soon we can be home πŸ™‚

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      2. michnavs says:

        Sana.😟😟😟

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      3. yes ❀ ❀ ❀

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  11. A wonderful start, Mich.

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    1. michnavs says:

      It is Punam.
      I am doing this for the first time

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      1. Great. With your creativity flowing, I am sure you will enjoy it.

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      2. michnavs says:

        😊😚😚

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  12. Jade M. Wong says:

    This was so soothing to read and I loved the image of a little bird flying around visiting different flowers and playing with your dog 😊

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    1. michnavs says:

      It was and always be a beautiful sight in my home Jade…

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