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As Inspired by The Death of a Bird A D Hope

As Inspired by The Death of a Bird . A D Hope
From rhyming to Free Verse

A last migration comes to every bird
as every winter before her heart afire,
 she follows a pre set-course
divinley guided half a world away.

Coming or going her destination is home, 
there to nest, to raise another brood
knowing that generations drive her grand obsession
the self exile that weighs her heart and breast

She sees around her unfamiliar landscape
 longs for lush valleys and trees of evergreen
With each day  her inner call grows stronger, 
fills her with an urgent sense to  flight
 to take to the endless skies- one tiny bird, uncertain, of her flock,
 alone in the vast and blue unfriendly sky

Her wings falter, she feels the end is near
Whatever held her course before
 is snuffed with no warning-
she tries but her path is aimless
Below, the landscape is a sign less blur
a puzzle of mountains and lakes
 that baffle her tiny brain

From dark valleys below a black fog rises
Hostile winds impede the frail speck
And the earth not grieving or malevolent
bears the small worry of her death.

Suzanne Delaney
 See :About this Poem link  above for the original text.
For T Curtis Prose vs Poetry and the Classics Contest


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  1. Date: 7/1/2014 3:39:00 PM

    I see that by missing all of your poems for the past few years, I have missed some very satisfying reading! Today I corrected that a bit, and intend to look at more before you disappear from my consciousness! I do intend to be back for more. :-) -Dean
  1. Date: 6/12/2014 7:36:00 AM

    Beautiful, intriguing, and sad. I have felt like that tiny bird sometimes, facing the unfamiliar, being uncertain.
  1. Date: 6/8/2014 5:58:00 PM

    I don't know about the original text, and don't really care. All I know is that this is one excellent poem. Makes me think of spring, when those tiny swallows pay us a visit. Loved your poem....peter
  1. Date: 6/8/2014 1:59:00 PM

    Very nicely done...beautiful yet sad...
  1. Date: 6/7/2014 12:44:00 PM

    Beautifully done, Jayne x