a gift, a question, an answer


we have a mockingbird living near us.

she's crazy, boy crazy.

or, he's crazy, besotted,

either way . . .

living near us, with a delightful, and absurd, repertoire of songs,

that causes me to laugh, and offer praise and gratitude.

as well, the aerial antics are a show unto themselves.

it's simply unaccountable that one bird

can come up with so many ways of throwing itself

so uninhibitedly,

so completely, 

so sincerely,

into the mating game. 

i step livelier on my walks when i hear the songs and watch the antics.

i am uplifted, heartened, happier for it, 

which, i might suggest, is no small thing.




what do you want to do tonight?

go to paris. 





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Written on 2020-06-19 at 04:29

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
Birdwatching is a "perfect type of perfect pleasure" to borrow Oscar Wilde's words. The mockingbird is indeed an object of curiosity, fascination, and enjoyment.

Indeed, "no small thing"!

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Sounds fun.