To a Magpie And…

To a Magpie And…

 

 

Greetings, Magpie!

What news across the wing?

What song have you to sing,

To me

That may

Set us

A little more free

To be

In this moment

Of reverie?

I see

You sparkle

In the eye,

And, as I spy,

The warm sun

In the sky

Shines radiant beams,

Filling us with dreams,

And,

It seems,

With enthusiasm

That pulses

Into muscles,

As we traverse

This wooded scene.

Where have I been?

Where in the days

and weeks

Oh, feathered friend?

It seemed, my life

It did

Tend towards

Other ‘heady’ pursuits,

That called

For recruits,

To their so-called

Important ways.

Oh, those days,

Are gone.

And,

Feathered friend,

Now it seems

I send

My energies

In other ways

On these

Sunny afternoon

Days.

Now,

I give praise!

As I, falteringly,

Put into phrase

This afternoon

Sunlit splendour.

 

Simon C.J. Falk 19 June 2017

 

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