A Present

A Present

A Chapter by Dave Brown



Were I a painter of great skill

I’d gratefully brush at will

This window screening pose

Preened perfection, head to toes


A flick from a feathered tail

Like a windswept schooner’s sail

To unfurl across open seas

Colored flowing lines to please                        


On railing, a balancing beam  

Orchestrated movements, all pristine      

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 flutter

Sing song sounds that musically utter


Captured by sun-drenched sky

As hordes round all rush on by

Entertainment for a single one

Could that it be forever done


From nowhere raucous crows

Flying highs and flying lows

The little bird, not a ruffle

Not a tweet at the kerfuffle


Is its passing by, a routine sight

Or a travelling south migrating flight

No ticket issued or suitcase packed

Its route laid out on a genetic map


To natures brood, our salutation

A final farewell of presentation

Off into wide sky with their ascent

A parting precious present of presence



© 2020 Dave Brown

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Wow, that jams.
Seriously, jams.
Birds can be overwhelming, to the point where all you can do it stop and listen. Or watch.
I freaking love this one, boss.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Dave Brown

7 Months Ago

Dude !
Your meter and all that stuff is really good here.
Really enjoyed this one. So well written.

Posted 7 Months Ago

Dave Brown

7 Months Ago

Must have been a mistake
But thankyou for such pleasant words

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