Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Two Bird Poems to Consider

Birds in History

I am a feathered dinosaur
A partridge in a pear tree
My hollow bones account for
My life as a feathered dinosaur
My thrust and lift, my drive to soar
Breaking free of gravity
I am a feathered dinosaur
A partridge in a pear tree


Flight of the Boastful Bird

You could fly if you wore feathers
And cannular bones
In all nature of weather
You could fly if you wore feathers
To live a life untethered
Around your neck, no stones
You could fly if you wore feathers
And cannular bones

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Which one strikes you more?

1 comment:

Charli Mills said...

While I like both, the first one resonates with me. The "I am" statements feel strong. I love the lines, "I am a feathered dinosaur
A partridge in a pear tree."