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Re: Birds--and a poem for LiLi, Dreamer » beardedlady

Posted by wendy b. on April 26, 2002, at 0:55:58

In reply to Birds--and a poem for LiLi, Dreamer » CtrlAlt n Del, posted by beardedlady on April 25, 2002, at 7:48:28

Lovely, Beardy, just perfect....

an admiring,


> ---------
> Place Bird Here
> If all else fails, insert a bird—
> an oriole or jay, a cardinal
> or a house finch.
> Install the shrill or warble,
> the five-note song, a caw.
> Or simply place the nest—
> a ball of weeds and yarn,
> a tangle of wire hangers,
> a clump of twigs.
> That plump sofa, dense
> and amply pillowed,
> won’t ease the ache.
> The hot iron
> and ready wrinkles
> won’t smooth the nerve.
> The soft child, limbs long
> and tanned and busy,
> can’t sit still that long.
> But the surprise of a bird—
> the Great Blue tossing
> his catch into the air,
> the titmouse eyeing a fry,
> the bright rust belly
> of a fat robin lurking
> amid a mat of green—
> will take those thoughts
> and fly south.
> lfm a.k.a. beardy




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