little sparrow

little sparrow

Chirp on, chirp on, your song a stitch in time…A Weathercat snap

little sparrow
riding on the
branch of pine
in a wind
with smell of
you chirp
under the
clutter of sounds
around me
chirp on
through my ear
chirp on
as though believing
the god of growing
things will kneel
to you
place fullness
into your mouth
he won’t
nor the dark
nor the wind
nor the cat
nor the final
day you sleep
heavy into,
wings slurred
frozen in a
nook between
branch and

little sparrow
for all the
worth of your
song a stitch
in a broad
let’s call

september 2012

Copyright © 2012 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from a recording by The Singers – Minnesota Choral Artists of La Rose Complète, the 4th song from the song cycle  ‘Les Chansons Des Roses’ by American composer Morten Lauridsen; these are choral settings of Rilke’s  poem cycle in French ‘Les Chansons Des Roses’.

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