What do Birds Say?

Friday, a sparrow cried:

‘Me! Me!’

That was difficult.

 

Saturday, it was: ‘You!’

I liked this no better.

 

On Sunday I heard

The Sparrow say,

‘We!’ Bird and I

Enfolded together:

 

Syrinx, logos, feather cry.


from Sparrow Tree (Bloodaxe, 2011), © Gwyneth Lewis 2011, used by permission of the author

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