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Canary Spirit (poem)

fly away, little yellow bird phantom
into the misty wood
as my misty eyes watch ’til you fade
I run in ellipticals to see you just once more–
Once I catch a glimpse,
an ivory-hued dove comes from above
an engulfs you; I grab her by the neck
and plead to give my feathered friend back
Dying bird in my sad&guilty hands–I let her go,
she frantically flies away.

One little yellow feather snugly housed ‘neath
cherry blossom trees remains.

*This poem is inspired by a dream I had the other night about my canary Elvis who died of old age a few years ago. As negative as it may seem to see a bird eaten by another bird, my interpretation of the dream is that Elvis is finally free to fly with no clipped wings or cages to get in the way and is metaphorically engulfed by “a dove” (peace).

animated flying dove photo: Dove FlyingDovew_branch.gif

© 2015 – Eva PoeteX



Evy Zen (formerly Eva PoeteX) is a mystic poetess, eclectic artist, fiction writer, and wellness advocate who calls the Greater Cleveland area home sweet home. Born a Clevelander with a Greek lineage, the arts started being a major part of her life the moment she picked up her first crayon. To date, dozens of Evy's writings have been featured in publications like Thought Catalog, The Journey Magazine, and Journey of the Heart: Women's Spiritual Poetry. As a spoken word poet, she has also had the opportunity to collaborate with numerous musicians across the globe. Currently, Evy is the Founding Editor of Poehemian Press and runs the decade-young poetry website (formerly The Artistic Muse). Additionally, she is the author of several independently and locally published poetry books, including "Esoterra" and "Sacred Shapes." Furthermore, she works as a full-time freelance writer and editor. In 2012, Evy received a Bachelor of Arts degree (honors) in Creative Writing from Cleveland State University. She also obtained a Diploma (distinction) in Exercise Nutrition from Shaw Academy four years later. When she's not creating, Evy Zen recharges her batteries by reading her weight in books ("The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho is her personal favorite), going on epic bike rides, meditating to ambient music, and racing super cars behind the safety of her computer or TV screen. To find out more, visit her official website at

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    Love your work and excited to have you back for this.

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