‘Like a bird on the wire, like a drunk in a midnight choir, I have tried in my way to be free.’
The lines opening my post are lyrics from the popular song written by Leonard Cohen in 1968,
it is one of his signature songs.
: : :
Here in the light of a very early,
damp Seattle morning,
They are like hundreds of winged observers
above the Fisher Flour Mills dock
on the west waterway of Harbor Island.
They are free.
: : :
Isn’t that what we all want?
In some measure?
I long to be set free from the things that bind me,
from bad health,
from changing finances,
to come and go.
to do as I please.
Share this Post:
21 Responses to Birds on the Wire
Animals Art Autumn Barns Beach Boats British Columbia Businesses Cafes Charity Christian Faith Christmas Churches Coffee Shops Convenience Stores Deadliest Catch Eastern Washington Family Farms and Farming Fashion Fishing Boat Flowers Food Gardens Halloween Holidays Humorous Idaho Independence Day Labor Day Memorial Day Motels Mountains Neon New Year's Night/Low Light Photography Olympic Peninsula Oregon Pacific Ocean Palouse Pastimes and Hobbies People Puget Sound Restaurants Rurality Blog Hop School Seasons Seattle WA Sports Spring St. Patrick's Day Summer Sunrise Tacoma WA Taverns Thanksgiving Trees Uncategorized Valentine's Day Veterans Day Washington Washington - Regions Waterfalls Weekly Top Shot Western Washington Winter Work