10 April 2009

silent bird

the hummingbird with brilliant rufous throat

outside our door seeking the early flower

becomes bright marker of the clearing hour

faster than word the first inhuman vote

that's confident or that we could just quote

against such forces as would remain dour

to say that time and light will cease to glower

the world will move upon a better note

such are the themes of what was never said

in open space but still we must announce

the visitor so that when others come

they will not feel that existential dread

nor have the sense that tigers wait to pounce

as they are escorted here by the dumb

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