lift that tail

lift that tail
28 august 2013

lift that tail
Many thanks to local artist, poet & writer Susannah MacDonald for kindly providing this so very vivid blackbird sketch from her personal archives.

lift that tail
blackbird
on the top of
the fence
pale wood
or painted
the top of
the fence you
just caught
in flight
with your
two fine
clawing
feet
lift that tail
as you
dive for
worm down
there in the
grass
lift that tail
blackbird
when you
see us from
the round
horizon of
your eye
that scribes
this whole
day in
your
pocket
black
lift that tail

Copyright © 2021 Peter Le Baige. All Rights Reserved

The music is from the fourth piece,’ Sonetto 47 del Petrarca’ from Franz Liszt’s ‘Années de pèlerinage, deuxième année – Italie’, S161 (1837/1849) & recorded here by Hungarian pianist and Professor of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest, Hungary, Jeno Jando.

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