Liz Garton Scanlon (liz_scanlon) wrote,
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Poetry Friday -- Birds

It was cold and windy here this morning -- 
even the birds were surprised and talking about it.
It's been hot for so long, not a single one of us
knows quite what to do. 

Here's what they did. The birds, I mean.
They gathered.






They made me want to find some bird poems.
Here are two. They have nothing to do with each other.
Except for the birds, I mean. 
And the second one ends in a typically Bukowski-ish manner (ie, with a four-letter word).
So, you've been warned. But I couldn't resist it. It's just too good....


The Oven Bird
by Robert Frost

There is a singer everyone has heard,
Loud, a mid-summer and a mid-wood bird,
Who makes the solid tree trunks sound again.
He says that leaves are old and that for flowers
Mid-summer is to spring as one to ten.

(Read the rest here...)


8 Count
by Charles Bukowski

from my bed
I watch
3 birds
on a telephone   
wire.

(Read the rest here...)

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