Poetry

Bird Signatures

Tiny spinnakers of blue wrens wag among waves of uncut lawn grass * Dapper lyre bird: wonder what he’s typing there below the study * A shrike thrush whistling so piercingly it unseats the ballast of our mind * Old river port, flooded to mush, with bottles pacing in it as avocets * Wood sawn by Nippon, Oz nail pulled out for a cry: the Nankeen night heron Les Murray

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