Inspired by the Silver Birch Press’ Same Name poetry, but tangential to the prompt of someone famous with the same first or last name. This other Caitlin isn’t a celebrity, but she’s still cool.

This is an Eastern Bluebird, but close enough. Image from WikiMedia by Ken Thomas.

This is an Eastern Bluebird, technically.
Image from WikiMedia by Ken Thomas.

Bluebird (of Happiness)

There’s a Caitlin Stern who spells her name

the same

as I

(Or perhaps the reverse is true)

Her thoughts take wing

on the flight

of (western) bluebirds

She studied relationships and data

while I studied plot and synecdoche

Both of us fixed our eyes on the sky

(though hers sometimes disclosed

dive-bombing streaks of  territorial blue)

asked the endless why



And if her bluebirds beat with flesh and bone

legs tagged

tracked wherever they roam

and mine brim with metaphor and simile

fletched with symbolism

wandering free

they both (I think) bring



About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

5 responses »

  1. Marcia says:

    Absolutely perfect, Caitlin. I’m sharing on The Write Stuff! 🙂

  2. Marcia says:

    Reblogged this on The Write Stuff and commented:
    I always love Caitlin’s poetry, and thought I’d share this with you today.

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