blackbird fall

blackbird fall
glendowie 2016

blundering man wire from pole to pole

man wire
pulled across
the air from
pole to pole
brought you down
i found you
beak open
breathing loud
before any ton
of tyre did
carried you in
my hands
how fine the
summer fragrance
of your feathers
like warm hay
like a sky at
day’s end
your eye glazing
felt you, myself
just hearts
against the world
joining as hearts
can only do
wronged by
stupid falls
while thinking
on how best to
feed and house you
till well again
in my clasp
you strongly found
your strength and
flew hard for that
high tree,
you were the
morning’s blessing
a heart gloriously
wild minutes
with me

Copyright © 2017 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music accompanying the reading is from the ‘Morning Raga’ from the 1956 LP ‘Three Ragas’ by Ravi Shankar.

4 thoughts on “blackbird fall”

  1. Enjoyed “Blackbird Fall”-the descriptions were touching-loved the 2 hearts beating plus smell of the blackbird’s feathers–loved that he was just stunned and regained himself and flew off-thanks for saving him!

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