Flying South

Flying South

A Chapter by Dave Brown
"

yes

"

Were I a painter of great ease

I’d skillfully brush to please

This window screening pose

Preened perfection, head to toes

 

A flick from a feathered tail

Like a windswept schooners sail

Unfurled across the open seas

Colored flowing lines to please                        

 

On railing as a balancing beam

Orchestrated movements as a dream

Soft eyes bright, determined beak

Slight and playful, but quite meek

 

A sure-footed delicate dance

Performing with a darting glance

A breast filled with feathered flutters

With sweet sound there it utters

 

Captured by a sun-drenched sky

As hordes below rush on by

Entertainment for a single one

Would that it be never done

 

From nowhere raucous crows

Flying highs and flying lows

The little bird, not a ruffle

Not a tweet at the kerfuffle

 

Is it passing by a routine sight

Or travelling south on a migrating flight

No ticket needed or suitcase packed

Its route laid out on a genetic map

 

To natures brood, our salutation

A final farewell of conversation

Off into the wide sky, then its ascent

One circle’s back, as if meant

 

 

 

 

 



© 2020 Dave Brown


My Review

Would you like to review this Chapter?
Login | Register




Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

24 Views
Added on September 2, 2020
Last Updated on September 2, 2020

An Array


Author

Dave Brown
Dave Brown

gabriola island, BC - British Columbia, Canada



About
I'd like to thank those who have been kind enough to review my efforts. more..

Writing
Albert Feeney Albert Feeney

A Chapter by Dave Brown