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                           O! O! O! Bird O! Bird!
                           Why quench the thirst of my enjoyment?
                           With your melodious beak-flute
                           It seems like malady to perch
                           On the rigid composure
                           Of the branch; or a dancing spectacle of leaves
                           Bending their way, hunch-backed, peering
                           Into the earth. Thus this way
                           Nutrients stream a bewilderment of trees
                           And nectarine condensation of your beak.

                          Will you sing to me?
                          Tell tales, narrate agonizing fables of yore
                          Sarcous sacks that build in moles,
                          That a atoms of being, clouded in obscurity.
                           But you Bird cannot evade
                           A temperemental quiver;
                           Plan of arrow, naughty,
                           From the bow, boys and smooth egg-stone
                           From beach- testicles of rubber bands
                           Meet and mingle with your dizzy fall
                           Then your quaint cooing
                           I would hear no more.

Copyright © Onyebuchi Okonkwo

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  1. Date: 5/1/2012 5:15:00 PM
    I too have written of a dancing bird. Aren't they magnificent to watch. Very nice work! RAY

  1. Date: 3/6/2012 7:01:00 AM
    Oh My! This is much more then just good, you describe him so well I can almost touch him. He is definitely human in all ways but of wings he is a bird. Hugs,vie Thank you for stopping into my poetry, much appreciated.

  1. Date: 1/16/2012 10:33:00 PM
    Yes,, the crunch of enjoyment.. a birdy shows how wonderful life is... and so does that silly love boy... thank you for sharing your poem,..p.d.

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 11:05:00 AM
    Sad..The bird that fell to sing no more for a few seconds of pleasure of a little boy or grown man..Very expressive and descriptive work..Greatly expresses the topic chosen..Your presence at my work was uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 1/9/2012 10:22:00 AM
    Enjoyed this wonderful poem, love the style and the flow. harry

  1. Date: 1/4/2012 12:49:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing it.OXOX love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 12/22/2011 11:16:00 AM
    Love the language; brought a smile to my face. Thanks

  1. Date: 12/21/2011 5:27:00 PM
    Quite the unique poem Onyebuchi. Thanks for your graceful comment on mypoetry. Agape, Moses