There’s a Random Ruckus

Jeannie E. Roberts has authored six books, including The Wingspan of Things (Dancing Girl Press), Romp and Ceremony (Finishing Line Press), Beyond Bulrush (Lit Fest Press), and Nature of it All (Finishing Line Press). Her second children’s book, Rhyme the Roost! A Collection of Poems and Paintings for Children, was recently released by Daffydowndilly Press, an imprint of Kelsay Books. She is Poetry Editor of the online literary magazine Halfway Down the Stairs. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her drawing and painting, or outdoors photographing her natural surroundings.

There’s a Random Ruckus

where bluebirds rise, as wings launch
from piñon pines, where feathers

fall with buoyant grace, drop blessings
for Earth’s embrace.

There’s a random ruckus where bluebirds
rise, as wings launch toward turquoise

skies, where spirits hike with human veil,
cast joy on Georgia’s trail.

There’s a random ruckus where bluebirds
rise, where O’Keeffe saw with artist’s

eyes, where ravens call, plumed
and tailed, speak truths, through storms

and hail, walk your path, stay true, rejoice,
your ruckus wields a shaman’s voice.

[image: Western Bluebirds | Eric Gofreed]


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