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                                           Food for the Gods

                                                             By Blanch

By all accounts the birds appear to enjoy my company. They say please and thank you

and take turns at bravery by hopping up to me as close as they dare before their fragile

frames begin to quake with awesome fear of the closeness. The closeness of this mountain sized creature

dispensing free food in their general direction.

I muse that they harbor genuine affection for me but it is more likely that they see me as

a giant food dispenser.

I am made of succulent nuts and tender seeds. 

Some day they will all attack at once and tear me open hoping to uncover the

magic chest of never ending delicious sustenance that’s obviously hidden within.

Knowing this I love them still for they know not what they do.

They’re just hungry.

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Comment by SydTheSkeptic on April 15, 2013 at 12:36am

Love hurts, and I suppose sometimes it kills, too.

I envy them their succulent seeds and tender nuts.  

Comment by spacemonkey1310 on April 15, 2013 at 5:50pm

Hitchcock felt the same way.

Comment by ThatGirl on April 16, 2013 at 10:36am

Great, Thanks Blanchie. I wanted to believe all my hamsters love me back, but I guess they might just see me as a giant seed dispenser, who takes them on field trips with warm lap,sleeves and blankie to sleep in. *Le Sigh

Comment by NatureJunkie on April 21, 2013 at 4:15pm

I don't know if you intended this to be a beautiful poem, but that's what it ended up being.

I think those tiny birds think of us as their wildlife viewing. "Look, a flock of roving humans in their natural habitat! I love seeing them in the wild. And it's so thrilling when they let you get close to them. Don't get too close though. They bite."

Comment by Geoff on May 19, 2013 at 3:28pm

We've got your back...

Comment by AnnelidaFilms on May 20, 2013 at 5:55pm

Comment by AnnelidaFilms on May 20, 2013 at 5:55pm

Dispenser for the birds.

Comment by BlancheNoE on May 24, 2013 at 6:33pm

Thanks all ! I love you.

@ Geoff- " PULL !"

@ AnnelidaFilms- oooooooooooh !  

The Prednisone-Head series. Very rare. Worth at least $ 4.50 (Canadian)

Comment by BlancheNoE on May 27, 2013 at 10:33am

@ NatureJunkie- Thank you. It sounded like a poem to me in my head and as the words were forming it dawned on me how easy it was for us to create our own gods.

I wonder if the grass gives thanks to the bird-gods for their poop.

The place of prominence in which your artwork lives :


Comment by NatureJunkie on May 28, 2013 at 12:38pm

Wow. I totally forgot about making those cards. Seems like forever ago. I'm so flattered that you actually saved it!


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