05 January 2011

Poem to a Friend

Painted Passerine

Little bird —
Hope in one eye,
Mischief in the other,
Mocks the rainbow
And laughs at the wind:
Cheeky, brave, and free.

May such cheer hold you
Aloft, awing,
Like this little bird,
Unbound by life's travails.

(inspired by pictures of Gouldian finches)

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