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three black vultures rise

tilt, turn in the white morning sun
plumes of death trail behind

contrails, circle above landing planes
thermal-driven without effort
father, son, holy ghost

© Jilly’s  All Rights Reserved

A Cherita for Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats: Day 4 

Also posting to Frank J. Tassone’s Challenge #6 – Saints & Souls

Author’s Note:  We have a large number of Black Vultures here in Florida, for which I, personally am thankful.  They are specially designed and equiped to deal with death, thus removing it from our hands.  They get a bad rap from most; I consider them essential.  In that light, they are highly symbolic.  ~Jilly





A wild soul writing poetry.

28 thoughts on “Trinity

    1. Not my intent. I view the Trinity as the one who consumes death and removes it, just as the vultures consume death and then take flight, and. by the way, are the most graceful of soarers. The positive spin is mine; the faith is also mine.


      1. Deep. I don’t think I have any beliefs. They all seem to be to do with the great leap into the dark, and that, as far as I can see, is going to be like leaping into a brick wall. I hope I’m wrong, of course.

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      2. That is the age at which I, too, first read his stories. Now I teach them to 12th graders – 17 by age, and they need lots of help getting it. Sigh – we are moving in the wrong direction.


      3. There is some great brain in a jar somewhere that has decided at what age the mind of a human being is ready to be fed certain notions. There are no divergences from the rule, no exceptions, and the brain knows best what shall be fed when, and what shall be fed not at all. Maybe when they drain the swamp they’ll empty the jar too.

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