Magpie

Written by: Suzanne Delaney

Magpie   


Magpie, this jewel of a bird with songs that flicker like a candle.
These notes, the enchantment of a thousand mornings.
we cannot capture its sound- the magic of movement, 
the notes up and down.

When ravens stitch stars to the silence of night and
fold their black, splendid  wings
we wait for the magpie - and morning
in a galaxy of dreams.