Blackbird singing 🎤 🎶 in the dead of night:
Take these broken wings and learn to fly,
It’s 6.14, I wait for the dawn
To break and usher today in.
Waiting by my window here –
Gazing at the darkness: blackbird sings 🎵
Chaffinch, goldfinch, blue tit,
Great tit, robin, coal tit,
Wren, collared dove 🕊 I hear them all.
Break now, new day as I fall
Into my mind where darkness creeps
I wish I could’ve stayed asleep.
Coffee on my windowsill,
Raise cup to lips and drink my fill.
The sky now is a midnight blue –
Day will come, household wake too:
Parents and Fluffball soon will stir,
And I can stroke my angel’s fur 🐈.
I’ve had a bath 🛁 and washed my hair –
Dressed and smoothed flyaways too.
Today’s New Year, if you’re a Jew:
Apples 🍎 🍏, honey 🍯 and fresh starts,
So needed, as I wait for dark
To lift, reveal the new day.
For my sins to be forgiven
To G-d I pray 🙏.
I’m a good girl, I know this is true:
Sky turns now a lighter hue.
Music 🎶 playing on my phone:
The mix of Oshic Zen Tarot –
Tinkling bells 🔔 herald a new day,
I can’t wait to run 🏃♀️ and play.
I’ll walk down to the village later,
See my friend, I won’t berate her
But be kind and warm and loving too.
Dawn is breaking – and how
The sky 🌌 is filling with new light.
This new year, new day, we are reborn.
*1968. Song by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Appears on the 1968 double album The Beatles.