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Michael Ondaatje Short Poems

Famous Short Michael Ondaatje Poems. Short poetry by famous poet Michael Ondaatje. A collection of the all-time best Michael Ondaatje short poems


by Michael Ondaatje
 Two birds loved
in a flurry of red feathers
like a burst cottonball,
continuing while I drove over them.
I am a good driver, nothing shocks me.



by Michael Ondaatje
 On the warm July river
head back

upside down river
for a roof

slowly paddling
towards an estuary between trees

there's a dog
learning to swim near me
friends on shore

my head
dips
back to the eyebrow
I'm the prow
on an ancient vessel,
this afternoon
I'm going down to Peru
soul between my teeth

a blue heron
with its awkward
broken backed flap
upside down

one of us is wrong

he
his blue grey thud
thinking he knows
the blue way
out of here

or me