Tuesday, May 22, 2007


For three weeks he has come and gone
Back and forth round and round.
Hitting his head on the window pane
Trying to enter, maybe seeing
his reflection in a mirror in vain.

Confused, disoriented, maybe lost
Why does he come back to the same place at any cost.
He leaves when the sun goes down
And returns at the break of dawn.

I wish I knew what he wanted or what he is looking for
I appear helpless just like him.
As he goes round and round
And finally hits the ground.

I took this video of the bird from my bedroom. , he used to wake us up every day,I miss him even though sometimes I wished he did not come.Isn't life like that sometimes. Sorry for not visiting any blogs. I was with my sister, she completed her first dose of chemo and is doing fairly well, just very weak.Will be going for her next treatment in two weeks. Please continue to pray for her.I have started physical therapy. my back is still bothering me but is getting better. We are coming to the end of American Idol.I am not sure who I would like to win because I like Blake and Jordan.


polona 12:43 PM  

the video is stunning and a little bit sad... and so is the poem.

best wishes for you and your sister... take care!

Asha 2:35 PM  

What as he looking for?! Hmm..!!Was he hurt and trying to balance on a small space and couldn't?
Hope you are doing well L,hugs.Take care:)

Lisa Francisco aka AVIANA 2:42 PM  

Hi sweetie!

great video....so sweet....the poem is lovely....i hope you are being strong right now....we need you healthy in blog world....keep your sister smiling....

oh yeah, i do play harmonica...but not really good though :(


Id it is 3:09 PM  

"Turning and turning in the widening gyre..."
For some reason your poem brings to mind Yeats vision in "The Second Coming"

Your poems cries for escape and rootedness at the same time; evocative!

trinitystar 4:29 PM  

awwwwwwwwwwh poor little bird ...

Sending hugs for you ... best wishes for your sister. :o)

pria,  6:22 PM  

Starry: This bird loves to build a small nest for itself and is trying to get in. Poor beak, must be painful hitting hard on glass.

Hope you are ok and take care:)

Anonymous,  6:49 PM  

hi, thank you for visiting my mind .. you know you are always welcome and am glad to see ya again

This is a nice poem about the bird; if he could speak to you maybe he would tell u about his secret :)

Keshi 7:23 PM  

Starry that lil bird reminded me of KESHI.


Aditi 8:25 PM  

its a wonderful poem starry...i am glad your sister is doing much better and u are up and about. Hopefully the PT will leave u as good as new in time for summer. You and your sister are lucky to have each other. Everything will be ok

Jeevan 9:30 PM  

Little bird is trying hard to enter. Poem was very nice:)

Hope your health is doing well with physiotherapy and glad you support ur sister. best wishes to both.

Srijith Unni 3:51 AM  

Nice words, starry..! Nice to know that you`re doing well..

Have Fun, Take Care and God Bless.

With Best Regards,

Anali 5:06 AM  

What a gorgeous house you have! And the bird is so cute! He looks like he is trying to get in to see you! ; ) Best of luck in your physical therapy and for your sister. I'll keep praying.

starry nights 8:58 AM  

polona..thank you.It was sad to see that bird day after day,I tried to get him to leave but he still returned.

starry nights 8:59 AM  

Asha..I think he was seeing his reflection and maybe thought it was another bird and was trying to come in.i am doing better.thank you

starry nights 9:00 AM  

Lisa..thank you.am getting stronger everyday.hope to make a trip to India by the end of the year.

starry nights 9:01 AM  

trinitystar..thank you

starry nights 9:01 AM  

id it is..thank you.

starry nights 9:02 AM  

pria.I am doing better.thank you.yes maybe the bird was looking to build a nest.

starry nights 9:03 AM  

mindinside..I wish I could have read his mind then I would know what brought him here everyday for three weeks.

starry nights 9:04 AM  

Keshi.sometimes I feel like that bird,helpless and hitting my head on the same thing day after day with no end in sight.

starry nights 9:06 AM  

Aditi..thank you.i am doing better. Yes I am glad we have each other, I don't know what I would have done without her.

starry nights 9:07 AM  

Jeevan..thank you.yes th PT is helping me.I am able to go out more.

starry nights 9:07 AM  

srijith uni..thank you.

starry nights 9:08 AM  

Anali..thank you.Yes maybe the bird knew I was lonely and wanted to come in to say hello.

mystic rose 11:23 AM  

that bird is cute and so is ur poem. guess he just wanted to come in or perhpas his reflection in the glass was fooling him

Lotus Reads 3:51 AM  

That is a great video, starry and a beautiful poem! In Native American spirituality, they would have said the bird was trying to give you a message. I have a whole dictionary of animals and what they represent to the Native Americans, it is fascinating! Do you know what bird that was? I'm not real good at identifying birds.

My prayers continue to be with your sister. So glad to hear she is responding well to the chemotherapy. Wishing so hard this thing goes into remission, Please keep us posted.

Jac 4:52 AM  


I couldn't see the video you have taken due to my server which I will watch later when my net is normal.

The same thing has happened with me too.
It was a lone bird in beautiful yellow and black colour. Day-in-day-out, it used to bang its head over and over on the glass panes on window at my bedroom alcove.
I was angry at first and tried to ward off because it was disturbing my reading.

Fed up, one day I went out in the small balcony just outside window. What I come to understand is that the glass reflects its features and the fellow was trying to fight or trying to be fresh with its mate...whatever :)

I put off the Aircon and opened the window and the bird went away. I left the window open for a week... no reflections and no more banging.

After a week it was missing from the territory

Shruti 5:23 AM  

hey lovely video..
Best wishes to your sister and you too take care of urself...

divya 8:00 AM  

hope ur sister is doing better..lots of prayers going her way

starry nights 1:26 PM  

mystic rse..thank you.I think that was what was happening.

starry nights 1:28 PM  

Lotus.I never knew that.I love everything about the native americans and their beliefs, they always facinate me.I think it was a blue bird.It is black all over but has this beautiful blue tail.Thank you for keeping my sister in your prayers.

starry nights 1:30 PM  

Jac that was interesting, thats exactly what this bird was doing.Except that I am unable to open this window, the ceiling is very high and the window is just for light. I tried shooing it off so many times but it kept coming back everyday.

starry nights 1:31 PM  

shruti..thank you

starry nights 1:32 PM  

Divya..thank you

Neihal 5:15 AM  

Take care Starry
Best wishes for ur sister. :)

Krithika 11:43 AM  

the poem is lovely.i'm happy tat ur sister is getting better.hopin that u'l be around soon :)

samrina 11:54 AM  

Stunning video...

Loads of prayers for u n ur sis.


trinitystar 7:01 PM  

Have a beautiful weekend Starry.
hugs for you.
and warmth for your sister.

Jac 10:40 AM  

just saw the video, it is the same as I have encountered.

Starry ! do something or it will die smashing its head.

Kavi 11:04 AM  

YOu have an amazing place going here ! Very inspirational and truly authentic ! Lovely !

starry nights 8:26 PM  

neihal..thank you

starry nights 8:26 PM  

krithika..thank you

starry nights 8:27 PM  

Jac..I tried to do all I could to prevent the bird from hitting its head but it was relentless.

starry nights 8:28 PM  

trinitystar..thank you

starry nights 8:28 PM  

samrina..thank you.

starry nights 8:28 PM  

kavi..welcome to my blog and please do stop by again.thank you

starry nights 8:29 PM  

Lisa..Hi how are you.did you have a good weekend?

Velu Nair 7:19 AM  

Hope u have been doing good!! :) It has been quite long since I came by this place, and ur new template looks real kewl!!

Hope u r doing good!

hillgrandmom 5:20 AM  

Glad to know your sister's doing better. Hope the physical therapy is doing good for you too.

Anonymous,  7:54 PM  

How u doing Lallitha
SOUTHIE has become a recluse

menonita 9:52 AM  

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starry nights 1:25 PM  

Southie..I miss you and cannot access your blog.what are you blogging these days.

Dotm 2:40 PM  

My brother had the same p[roblem with a wood pecker that kept looking at itself and pecking at the window in the loft over the barn, we felt it was trying to get to what he thought was another woodpecker. Finally it gave up on the glass and started pecking away the wood around the window. Got so bad the window had to be replaced.
Good Luck with the thetrapy and sending a prayer for your sister`s health to return.

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